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December 4, 2012

Writ filed in Commerce murder case

GREENVILLE — The suspect charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Greenville man last week is seeking a reduction in her bond.

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, seeking a lower bond, the appointment of an attorney, or both. A hearing concerning the writ has been set for Wednesday in the 354th District Court.

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.

The Commerce Police Department indicated it had received an anonymous call shortly before the call from Hunt Regional that a fight had taken place in the cul-de-sac at the Tarter Apartments and that a person was being taken to the emergency room.

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