BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) - Two of three northeast Mississippi boys facing adult capital murder charges have been released.
Local media report that 13-year-old Dequan Stribling and 14-year-old Jayce West were released Thursday on $50,000 bail after a hearing. Quindaris Buress, also 13, remains jailed without bail. Prosecutors say Burress will remain in the Lee County jail until a grand jury considers indictments against all three. The next grand jury convenes Jan. 3.
The three are charged with killing a 70-year-old Baldwyn man while robbing him. Henry Adams Jr. was found shot once in the chest at home on Oct. 23, with his wallet found outside.
In Mississippi, anyone accused of a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment is automatically charged as an adult. A judge can later send such cases to youth court.