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Multiple murder suspect appears in Colquitt Co. court

Jeffrey Peacock walks into the Colquitt County Courthouse (Source: WALB) Jeffrey Peacock walks into the Colquitt County Courthouse (Source: WALB)
Jeffrey Peacock (Colquitt Co. Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Peacock (Colquitt Co. Sheriff's Office)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Jeffery Peacock, who has been in the Colquitt County Jail since May of 2016, accused of killing his five friends, arrived at the Colquitt County Courthouse just before 1 p.m.

He is scheduled to be in court at 2 p.m.

WALB has been approved to be in the courtroom.

You can read this story to get caught up with the investigation so far.

District Attorney Brad Shealy is seeking the death penalty in the case against Jeffrey Peacock.

"This tragic case clearly meets the statutory requirements for imposition of the death penalty as set forth in the Georgia code. I will be assisting Senior Assistant District Attorney Jim Prine of our Thomasville office, who will be the lead counsel," said Shealy.  

He was indicted in March, facing with 14 charges, including malice murder.

Five people who Peacock knew well were killed: Jonathan Edwards, Alicia Norman, Jones Pidcock, Reid Williams, and Jordan Croft. Their bodies were found with bullet wounds, inside the burned-out house on Rossman Dairy Road, on May 15, 2016.

Jonathan Edwards, Alicia Norman, Jones Pidcock, Reid Williams, and Jordan Croft. (Source: Facebook)

Jeffrey Peacock went from being the sole survivor of a tragic house fire to the suspect charged with murdering his friends.

Prosecutors have not elaborated on a possible motive.

WALB will have much more on this story later today.

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