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Toombs Co. murder suspect makes first court appearance

TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

A murder suspect in Toombs County made his first appearance in court Thursday.

Carlito Omar Acosta faces murder charges in the death of Marie Warnock, a church secretary in Lyons. Prosecutors outlined claims that Acosta killed Warnock last week outside a restaurant in Lyons.

Police arrested him the next morning and he was officially charged Tuesday.

"What we're talking about is a horrendous crime. We intend to move forward with this case as quickly as possible,” said District Attorney Hayward Altman.

It's up to Acosta's attorneys to request a bond hearing. The case will go to a grand jury in the next 60 to 90 days.

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