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Telford Waves Right To Hearing

By Jack Gurner

WATER VALLEY – The case against Marcus Telford, who is charged in the death of a Batesville man, will go to the Grand Jury after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in City Court last Thursday.

Telford is charged with murder in the death of Cornelius Obrien “Shawty” Wells, 24, who was shot at 617 Chestnut Street just before 10 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Police spent the next two and a half days combing for evidence and questioning people in the investigation before charging Telford with the killing.

At the initial appearance Wednesday, May 18, Municipal Judge Trent Howell appointed City Public Defender Andy Arant to represent Telford.

Telford was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is currently being held on a $550,000 bond.

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