- Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge has set a $1 million bond for a man charged with murder in the strangling death of his 19-year-old second cousin.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1t9GvTs ) the bond was set for 27-year-old Christian Grissom at a hearing Friday a few days after the slaying suspect was arrested in New York. He is charged with killing 19-year-old Keonte Chavis of Phenix City by strangling her on Aug. 7.

Authorities say Grissom was fleeing an arrest warrant in Florida for missing a court date on a domestic violence charge when he came to Phenix City on the Alabama-Georgia state line. After Chavis went missing, he fled to his mother’s home in New York.

Grissom told the judge Friday he will need an attorney appointed to represent him.


Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com



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