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- The bond was revoked in a previous murder case.
- The man’s lawyers say he carried a gun for protection.
- The man was also denied bond in his cousin’s murder.
A man accused of two murders, including the recent shooting death of his teenage cousin, had his bond revoked Monday.
Before Dontavious Montgomery was charged in the shooting death of Marquez Montgomery, he was out on bond on charges of stabbing Nicholas Roberts in January 2015.
Dontavious Montgomery was released on a $100,000 bond in October 2015. According to Channel 2 Action News, the conditions included a 24-hour curfew, no weapons and living with an uncle.
More than a year after his release, he was arrested and charged in the murder of his cousin. He was denied bond in the second shooting.
Police say Marquez Montgomery was on FaceTime with his girlfriend at the time of the shooting.
Atlanta police detective Kylie Kleinhenz testified in court he was told the shooting was accidental, according to Channel 2, but that the gun’s hammer was pulled back at some point.
According to Dontavious Montgomery’s lawyers, their client had the gun for protection and was being threatened. It was also the reason he was staying with a relative and not his uncle, Channel 2 reported.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Roberts’ mother, Joanne Roberts, told Channel 2 she’s glad the bond was revoked in the death of her son.
“The sad reality is that if he hadn’t been at the location where he was and didn’t have a weapon as he was told not to this wouldn’t have happened,” she said.