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Suspect charged with murder of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner denied bond

A judge made the ruling during a Thursday court appearance for Julian Conley.

ATLANTA — The teen suspect charged with murder in the death of an 8-year-old has been denied bond.

A judge made the ruling during a Thursday court appearance for Julian Conley.

The 19-year-old is charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the July shooting that killed 8-year-old Secoriea Turner

Police said around 9:30 p.m. on July 4, the girl was in a car with her mother and someone else when they took the University Avenue exit off the interstate and tried to turn around in a parking lot of a business off Pryor Street - just about a block away from the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police in June.

Police said a group of armed people confronted the car and shot at it, hitting the girl. She later died at the hospital.

Credit: Provided by Atlanta Police Department
Secoriea Turner

Police released surveillance video and images of persons of interest in the case and later named Conley as a suspect, securing warrants for his arrest.

Conley turned himself over to police Wednesday evening, though his lawyer maintains Conley - who admitted to being there that night - was not the one to pull the trigger.

Credit: Fulton County Jail
Julian Conley

Conley's next court appearance will be decided at a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Turner was laid to rest Wednesday.


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