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Alleged shooter expected to be charged with murder

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POSTED: June 7, 2014 3:40 p.m.
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Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Detectives Maj. Dennis Davis escorts Marquana Adale Jasper from a courtroom back to her cell Saturday morning at the Liberty County jail.

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James Stewart, 30, died Saturday afternoon at a Savannah hospital after he had been shot Thursday, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

Stewart was pronounced dead just after 2 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Marquana Jasper, who is accused of firing a single shot into Stewart's head on Thursday night, likely will be charged with felony murder on Monday, Sikes said.

Saturday, Deputy Magistrate Jimmie Bowmar denied to set a bond for Jasper, when she faced aggravated assault charge.

Jasper is being held in the Liberty County jail.


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