- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the killings of two teenagers whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in suburban Atlanta (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

A lawyer for the suspect accused in the gunshot killings of two teenagers in suburban Atlanta says his client was likely terrified during his first hearing before a judge.

Video from WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2azsp9t) shows 20-year-old Jeffrey Hazelwood jerking his head around, and his hands and wrists shaking continuously during Friday’s hearing in the Fulton County Jail. He’s charged with two counts of murder.

His attorney, Lawrence Zimmerman, said he can only surmise that being charged with such a heinous crime is “a terrifying experience.”

Zimmerman said he just recently joined the case, and has yet to learn details of the allegations.

Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder in the killings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The 17-year-olds were each shot once in the head.

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1:15 p.m.

The suspect accused of killing two teenagers in an Atlanta suburb has appeared before a judge for the first time, his legs and hands shaking.

Video from WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2azsp9t) shows 20-year-old Jeffrey Hazelwood jerking his head around, and his hands and wrists shaking continuously at his first hearing Friday at the Fulton County Jail.

Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder in the killings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The 17-year-olds were each shot once in the head.

WSB reports that Hazelwood talked to himself during the hearing and appeared to be petting an imaginary dog at one point, but said nothing to the judge.

Hazelwood’s lawyer, Lawrence Zimmerman, did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Friday.

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10:30 a.m.

A spokesman for a Georgia prosecutor says the man accused of killing two teenagers in an Atlanta suburb is scheduled to have his first hearing before a judge.

Police say 20-year-old Jeffrey Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder in the killings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The 17-year-olds were each shot once in the head.

Fulton County Jail records show that Hazelwood is charged with two counts of murder.

Dontaye Carter, a spokesman for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, said Hazelwood’s first appearance hearing is set for 11 a.m. Friday at the jail.

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8:30 a.m.

Police investigating the killings of two teenagers in Atlanta’s suburbs say they want to hear from anyone who saw a certain silver sport utility vehicle and became suspicious.

Roswell police said in a statement that they have the silver Honda Passport that belongs to 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood, who faces murder charges in the case. But they say they’re still hoping to hear from people with information about it as they continue to investigate the Monday slayings.

Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder in the killings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The 17-year-olds were shot once in the head.

Police have refused to discuss a possible motive for the killings, nor would they comment on the relationship, if any, between Hazelwood and the teens.

Davis had lived in Rapid City, South Dakota, during part of his high school years.

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