Georgia high-school football star Elijah DeWitt’s murder suspects to appear in court for preliminary hearing

The teen murder suspects accused of gunning down Georgia teen football star Elijah DeWitt in a Dave & Buster’s parking lot are scheduled to appear in court again on Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Murder victim Elijah DeWitt, left, seen attending a football game with his girlfriend of four years, Bailey Reidling. 
Murder victim Elijah DeWitt, left, seen attending a football game with his girlfriend of four years, Bailey Reidling. 

The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Jail, according to Fox News Digital.

Few details about the case have been made public since Kemare Bryan, 18, and Chandler Richardson, 19, both of Lawrenceville, Georgia, were first brought before a judge on Oct. 12. They were both still dressed in the street clothes they were wearing when they were apprehended in South Carolina.

Kemare Bryan makes first court appearance after murder of Elijah DeWitt
Kemare Bryan makes first court appearance after murder of Elijah DeWitt

A judge told each defendant, “You’re going to be here for a while,” explaining that only a superior court judge is able to set bond on the felony charges, so they’ll need to wait until another hearing is set.

DeWitt, an 18-year-old wide receiver nicknamed “Eazy E” by NFL legend Cam Newton, was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Oct. 5.

Police initially stated that the motive was under investigation, but “it appears that the suspects and the victim were familiar with each other, and when they encountered each other in the parking lot, an altercation occurred, followed by the shooting.”

Bailey Reidling, DeWitt’s longtime girlfriend, detailed the aftermath of the harrowing shooting that occurred during the couple’s date night with friends in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital.

Georgia high-school football star Elijah DeWitt's murder suspects to appear in court for preliminary hearing

She claimed to have heard secondhand that DeWitt had met the suspects at the same Dave & Buster’s a few days before. The suspects allegedly approached DeWitt’s group and inquired about marijuana for sale.

“I run over to Elijah, and he’s on the ground, and I go right over to him, and he mouths to me — the last word he said to me was ‘Help,’” Reidling told Fox News Digital. “You’re screaming in the moment, because you’re in shock. So, it’s like a scream that you don’t try to do, it’s just coming out.

Elijah DeWitt's accused killers are due in court. 

I checked his pulse, and I got freaked out, because there is nothing going on there. Some sweet lady came around the corner and said, ‘Baby, he just got shot. Calm down. We called 911. They’re already on their way.’”

Reidling said she didn’t know how the suspect knew that her boyfriend had returned the night of the shooting, and investigators were looking into their cell phone records.

source:nsemwokrom.com