Man accused of killing girlfriend over watch in DeKalb posts bond

A DeKalb County murder suspect accused of killing his girlfriend in a fight over a watch posted $125,000 bond and was being released from jail Friday, according to officials.

Judge Winston Bethel last week granted Jason Leroy Brown, 34, the bond, with the conditions that he wear an ankle monitor and surrender his passport while awaiting trial in the death of Taylor Bins, 24. Brown, who owns real estate and catering businesses, had been jailed since Aug. 1 in the July 24 death.

Defense attorney Keith Adams said last week that there is more to the story than county police have released in the death, which happened at a home off Rockbridge Road outside Stone Mountain. Adams told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the information he has is there was a “mutual” physical fight between the suspect and victim, and that Bins broke windows out of Brown’s vehicle.

“Overall the case is very much a mystery,” Adams said. “Our position is that there’s no murder here. He should not have been charged.”

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Police said Bins had a seizure during the fight and died, which Adams said makes him question whether the seizure could be blamed on Brown. The autopsy hasn’t been released, the attorney added.

Bins was from Tennessee, loved dance and people, her obituary said. She was in training to work in real estate. 

Brown, who is separated and has three children, turned himself in after learning he was charged with murder after leaving Bins at the scene. Court records show he was convicted of a marijuana distribution charge in 2004, and of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2008.

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The team that produced the report includes three retired FBI agents.

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