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Man accused of murdering daughter and son-in-law out on bond

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The former deacon accused of murdering his daughter and son-in-law in Terry is out on bond.

James Bailey, 64, bonded out September 1st, after his bond was reduced to $150,000 from $400,000, according to Hinds County authorities.

As a condition of that bond, Bailey is not allowed to see his grandchildren and cannot possess any weapons.

A Hinds County Circuit judge said bond was reduced because both parties agreed to do so.

Bailey, a former deacon at First Baptist Church in Terry, was indicted September 3rd in the shooting deaths of his daughter and her husband.

The fatal shootings happened July 23rd at the victims' home in the 1100 block of Garrett Road in Terry. Becky Nelson, 40, was shot in the chest, arm and chin. Her husband, Ricky Nelson, 39, was shot in the head and chest, said authorities.

Investigators believe the murders were the result of an ongoing dispute.

Bailey faces possible life sentences for two counts of murder and an additional five years for a gun enhancement.

John Pace, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Terry, said the church is focusing on praying for everyone involved.

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