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$1 million bond set for New Orleans murder suspect

Last Modified: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:09 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 21-year-old man suspected of firing a gun through an eastern New Orleans home's bedroom window early Monday, killing a local college freshman and badly wounding her boyfriend.

The Times-Picayune reported 21-year-old Jeffery Washington is accused of the second-degree murder of 18-year-old Marguerite Washington, and the attempted second-degree murder of 19-year-old Justin Alexander.

Police say the shooting occurred while the victims were asleep.

A Criminal District Court magistrate on Tuesday set bail for Washington in the amount of $750,000 in the murder count and $250,000 in the attempted murder count.

It was unclear whether Washington has an attorney.

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