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Suspect indicted on murder charges from March shooting

Vernon Priester, (Source: SCMPD) Vernon Priester, (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

New developments involving a Savannah murder happening back in March.

Wednesday, Vernon Priester was indicted on 20 counts.  Four of those, felony murder. Eight are for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Priester is charged in connection to the March 16 shooting death of 22-year-old Akhil Heyward.

According to the indictment, Priester attempted to rob Heyward before shooting him. Prosecutors say he also shot two other people, a man and woman, attempting to kill them both as well.

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