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Bond denied on murder charges
Sgt. Shaquille Craig - photo by File photo

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

Shaquille Deion Craig is charged with murdering Spec. Marquez Brown and Pvt. Malika Jackson on March 5.

The two men were found shot in a Hinesville townhome on Rebecca Street after the Hinesville Police Department received anonymous tips.

Working in cooperation with Fort Stewart’s Criminal Investigation Division, HPD arrested Craig on March 10. HPD Detective Jeff Lui said Craig confessed he shot both men to fellow soldiers.

Authorities said there was a party attended by Brown, Jackson and Craig the night before the shootings. Lui said Craig showed up because his estranged wife was at the party with Jackson.

Lui said other officers arrived on scene before he did. Those officers peered through the window and saw what looked like two men lying on the floor. They entered the townhome and confirmed their findings.

“One (of the men) was wearing red shorts, the other was wearing blue shirt and white pants and the young man with the white pants also had a knife through his throat,” Lui said, adding the scene was bloody.

He said the autopsy indicated both men had been shot.

“And the determination of the autopsy showed that both men were shot twice,” he said. “Jackson had a bullet in his lower neck area and the other one in his cheek.”

Lui said Brown had two shots in the cheek.

Superior Court Judge Paul Rose said there was sufficient probable cause to move the case to the grand jury and later denied bond.

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