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$500,000 bond set in murder case
by Jebb Johnston
Jul 25, 2014 | 226 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Charged with murder, Amartrie Moss is being held with bond set at $500,000 following his first appearance in Corinth Municipal Court for arraignment Friday morning.

Seventeen-year-old Moss is charged as an adult in the shooting death of Anthony Beene, 19. Municipal Judge John Ross Jr. appointed Clay Nails to serve as counsel for Moss.

A preliminary hearing may be held on Monday. Nails said the bond is excessive and he will seek a reduction.

Police say the Wednesday night shooting on Johns Street stemmed from an encounter between Moss, a Pierce Street resident, and Beene, a resident of County Road 511 in Baldwyn. Beene apparently stepped out of a vehicle and Moss called to him. After Beene approached, Moss shot him multiple times.

Beene was a recent Baldwyn High School graduate. The motive was unclear, but police said it appears there had been some friction between the two young men.

A search for Moss followed the 7:14 p.m. shooting, but he turned himself in about 2:50 a.m. the following morning. The police department charged him with murder Thursday afternoon.
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