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Pawn shop triple murder suspects arraigned in federal court

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hands cuffed, wearing baggy red Madison County jumpsuits, Joshua Michael Garcia and Jamison Townsend stood in front of a judge in federal court Tuesday. They're accused of killing Cleveland Mosby, Robert Ivy, and Ted McLemore at Bill's Pawn and Jewelry Shop in Jackson in December.

On top of Garcia's original capital murder charges, the judge also listed charges against him of robbery, discharging a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He's pleading not guilty.

Garcia had a public defender assigned to him, but the judge announced a conflict of interest and the complicated nature of the case called for the original attorney to be dismissed from the case. Instead, a team of two lawyers will represent Garcia.

Townsend's public defender said the two of them were surprised by the timing of the initial appearance and had it rescheduled for Friday, June 22, at 2:30.

"I know that she's going to enter a not guilty plea, for sure," said Kevin Camp, Townsend's attorney. "As far as how everything's - what everything's going to happen, or how it's going to happen, I don't know at this time."

Garcia has a detention hearing on Thursday to decide whether he'll be let out on bond and his trial is scheduled for August 8.

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On December 17, 2016, officials say they were called to Bill’s Coin and Jewelry near Terry Road in Jackson around 8:50 p.m.

Police called the incident an alleged robbery after they found several items missing from the shop. The surveillance equipment had also been tampered with and stolen as well. 

The owner, 81-year-old Cleveland "Bill" Mosley, and two elderly employees, 60-year-old Robert Ivy, and 77-year-old Ted McLemore were all shot at least once. They all died.

The couple fled to Kansas, and after a high-speed chase they were arrested and brought back to Jackson.

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