UPDATE: Judge sets $10 million bond for Lee County murder suspect

Murder suspect Latavious Betts appeared in court Monday, Dec. 17, following his capture last Friday.

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 8:05 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2018 10:41 AM

Update 12/17/18 2:54 p.m.

Murder suspect Latavious Betts appeared in court Monday, Dec. 17, following his capture last Friday.

Latavious Betts

Latavious Betts | Photo: Lee County Jail

His bond was set at $10 million. He is charged with murder and aggravated assault for the Dec. 7 shooting in the Palmetto community of Lee County.

Annie Walton, 66, was killed in the shooting.

The suspect was out on bond for a murder charge from earlier this year at the time of the shooting. Since that incident, he was arrested again for a shooting in July. He was let out on bond again.

Bishop Clarence Parks, the nephew of Walton, spoke with WTVA about how he reacted to the suspect's capture.

“If he had have been in jail, my aunt would still be living. I believe that,” Parks said.

A funeral for the victim is set for Tuesday evening at 1 p.m. at the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance.

See the original post below. 

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says the suspect in a fatal shooting last week is now in custody.

Latavious Betts, 17, was wanted for aggravated assault and murder in the drive-by shooting death of Annie Walton on December 7.

Johnson posted on Facebook Friday night, "I can promise he will not sign his own bond. Glad to have this guy off the streets. We will do full press release Monday."

Betts was originally charged with first-degree murder back in April for a Verona shooting.

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