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December 6, 2012

Bond reduction denied in Commerce murder

GREENVILLE — A state district judge has denied a reduction in bond for the suspect charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Greenville man.

Myeisha Simone Garcia, 20, of Commerce, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond on one count of murder involving the November 28 death of Jamal Stanton, 20, of Greenville.

Garcia filed a writ of habeas corpus from the jail Monday and was appointed an attorney. A hearing concerning Garcia’s bond was conducted Wednesday in the 354th District Court, at which time Judge Richard A. Beacom denied any reduction in the bond.

No additional hearings were immediately scheduled.

Stanton died of a stab wound to the upper left torso. According to a report from the Commerce Police Department, Stanton was involved in an altercation at the Tarter Apartments in Commerce.

At 12:32 a.m. on November 28, officers responded to a call from Hunt Regional Community Hospital advising of a stabbing victim that had been brought into the emergency room. Hospital personnel performed life saving measures, but were unable to revive Stanton.

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