No bond for Givens
By Whitley Clifton | April 3, 2019 11:12 am
Last Updated: April 3, 2019 at 11:36 am
by HALEI LAMB
Tommy Lee Givens Jr., the man accused of shooting and killing Sarah Akridge in January, appeared in court this morning for a preliminary hearing. He was denied bond.
After about 15 minutes of testimony from a GBI agent, The Honorable Kathy Stephens Palmer declined Givens’ bond request, citing the court’s concern of the “cold-bloodedness of the case.”
Givens is being represented by a public defender. Assistant district attorney Lauren Shurling Kirkland represented the state.
Look for a full report in next week’s edition of The Blade.