Indictment delayed for Roswell murder suspect Hazelwood

The Fulton County grand jury will not yet hear the case against a 20-year-old man accused of killing two teenagers behind a Roswell Publix store.

Jeffrey Hazelwood’s case was initially slated for Friday’s grand jury, but was delayed, according to the District Attorney. Hazelwood, who is jailed without bond, did not appear in court Friday morning when prosecutors and one of his attorneys provided an update on the case.

Hazelwood is accused of shooting and killing Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis, both 17, in the early-morning hours Aug. 1, according to police. After watching the teenagers for about 20 minutes, Hazelwood told police he opened the back door of Henderson's SUV with one hand while holding a gun with the other. Within minutes, Hazelwood shot both teens in the head, police said.

After the shootings, Hazelwood left the scene and then returned to steal Henderson's bank card, which he later used, and jumper cables belonging to Davis, according to police. Within 48 hours, Hazelwood was taken into custody and charged with two counts of murder.

Hazelwood did not tell police why he killed the teenagers, a Roswell detective testified at his probable cause hearing. His attorneys have said he has several mental health disorders.

Georgia law requires that a person can remain jailed for up to 90 days before he or she must be granted bond or be indicted by a grand jury. Hazelwood’s attorneys have not requested bond, which means Hazelwood’s case must be presented to a grand jury before Nov. 1.