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UPDATE: Winona murder suspect appears in court

A murder suspect appears in Winona court following the shooting death of a 16-year-old last week.

Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 8:01 PM

WINONA, Miss. (WTVA) - A murder suspect appears in Winona court following the shooting death of a 16-year-old last week. 

Markevion Merritt, 16, appeared in court Tuesday. 

He's accused of killing another teenager the night of Thursday, July 5. The victim was identified as Ty'Quarrius Hardimon.  

In the courtroom, Merritt's preliminary hearing was waived. His bond was reduced to $300,00. 

He was bound over to the Carroll-Montgomery County jail. 

The motive behind the shooting is still not known. 

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