Suspect in White Oak Lane fatal shooting seeks bond
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 AM
A suspect in a Greenwood murder last year appeared in court Thursday morning during a hearing at the Greenwood County Courthouse.
Marcus Manick stood before Circuit Court Judge Donald B. Hocker, who took his ruling under advisement. Eighth Circuit Head Public Defender Janna Nelson, Manick’s attorney, lobbied the judge to issue a bond of $100,000 for the defendant. There was no indication as to when the judge would issue a decision.
The multi-jurisdictional Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Manick Dec. 12, 2013, after the 29-year-old Greenwood native turned himself in. He has been behind bars at the Greenwood County Detention Center since.
The arrest came four days after a shooting along White Oak Lane during which Desmond Pierre Kennedy, a 27-year-old Greenwood man, died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Manick stood in the courtroom in jail scrubs, just feet from several of Kennedy’s family members.
Nelson testified that Thursday’s hearing was Manick’s first bond appearance before a circuit court judge since being charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He faces the potential of life in prison if convicted of the murder count.
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