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Sunday, May 26, 2024


Irvine Hodge Jr., charged with murdering jewelry store owner Larry Davis, will be held without bail because he is a danger to society, a judge has ruled.
Federal Magistrate-Judge Geoffrey Barnard acceded to the request of Audrey Thomas Francis, an assistant U.S. attorney, at a detention hearing Wednesday, the Independent reported.
Hodge, 21, is charged, along with Jason Hull, 23, and another man who was a minor at the time of the crime, with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and violation of the Hobbs Act. A fourth suspect is still being sought.
Hull confessed to the crime and identified Hodge as being in the store when he was shot, the Independent quotes Thomas-Francis as saying.
Hodge was convicted in September of a 1995 robbery at the same Emerald Lady jewelry store. He was out on bail awaiting trial in that crime at the time of Davis' murder.
Hodge still has not been sentenced in that case.

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