Murder victims’ uncles released from jail

Published 11:58 am Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Three men arrested for causing a disturbance at the preliminary hearing for triple-murder suspect Deandra Marquis Lee have been released from jail.

Antonio Payne, Alceniour Moorer and Christopher Moorer were released from the Lowndes County Jail Tuesday afternoon. The three men who are the uncles of slain 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett charged at Lee as he was brought into the courtroom.

Authorities say the men harassed Lee as he was led into the courtroom and one of them actually made physical contact with him.

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District Court Judge Adrian D. Johnson sentenced the men to serve 24 hours in the Lowndes County Jail.

Lee is accused of killing three people in Lowndes County including the 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old caretaker Jack Mac Girdner.

Johnson bound Lee over to the grand jury, finding probable cause after hearing testimony from Alabama Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Matt Bowman.

Lee is being held in the Lowndes County Jail on a $3 million cash bond, $1 million for each murder charge.