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Bond denied for man who allegedly killed friend

Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 18:20:12-04

A Douglas Co. Judge denies bond for a murder suspect in jail court Friday.  Bernard Turner Jr. is accused of killing Jarrell Haynes after Haynes tried to get into a murder trial back in March.

Turner is formally charged with first degree murder, use of a weapon, and another felony in Douglas County Jail Court.

Police say on March 2nd, Turner shot and killed the 22-year-old Haynes on his grandmother's porch at 16th & Victor St.  Haynes had just been at the county courthouse trying to get into a double murder trial for Charles Trotter when police say he and Turner had exchanged words.

Jewell Shields is Jarrell’s aunt but she raised him like her son.  She says Haynes was getting himself away from the gang life, and that that Haynes and Turner were friends for years.

”Bernard, as Jarrell's mom and as you being Jarrell's friend, I loved all of Jarrell's friends and Jarrell loved all of his friends and I know he loved you at one time.  I don't know what happened that day to make you take it to that level to want to kill Jarrell," Shields explained.

Turner was on federal probation for a weapons charge when the murder occurred.

Secretia Benton is charged as an accessory in the killing.

Turner will be back in court in December.