A judge in Hayneville has ordered Deandra Marquis Lee held on $3 million bond for the shooting deaths of 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old babysitter.
Lee appeared Monday afternoon before Lowndes County District Judge Adrian Johnson. Lee's ankles and hands were shackled when he stood before the judge in a brief hearing at the Lowndes County Courthouse.
Johnson appointed Hayneville attorney Jerry Thornton to represent Lee. The judge said Lee would not enter a plea until after the case is heard by a grand jury, possibly early next year.
Johnson set a hearing for June 19 to consider a request by District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer that Lee's $10,000 bond on an earlier charge be revoked.
Lee made no comment during his court appearance. He was arrested Saturday in Selma.
WSFA 12 News reporter Bryan Henry is following this story and its developments. He'll have reports in our evening newscasts.
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