Man re-indicted in connection to 2015 killing of Savannah State student

Man re-indicted in connection to 2015 killing of Savannah State student
Justin Stephens. Source: CCSO

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The suspect in a 2015 homicide case that resulted in a mistrial last month was indicted again Wednesday on charges of malice murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault.

Prosecutors say Justin Stephens shot and killed Christopher Starks in the Savannah State University Campus Union.

The jury could not reach a unanimous decision in the trial against Stephens.

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A Chatham Superior Court judge has denied bond for a man charged with the 2015 murder of a Savannah State University student.

Justin Stephens faces malice and felony murder charges in the shooting death of Christopher Starks.

Stephens did go to trial earlier this month, but the jury deadlocked on all charges and the judge declared a mistrial.

Stephens’ attorney then made the motion for his client to receive bond.

No re-trial date has been set yet, according to Starks’ mother.

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