Lee arraignment on triple murders continued to Sept. 23

Published 7:19 pm Friday, August 9, 2013

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
An arraignment for Deandra Marquis Lee for the June 2012 murders of Jack Girdner and twins Taylor and Jordan Dejerninett has been continued to Monday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m.
The July 2013 Lowndes County Grand Jury indicted Lee for the murders.
According to Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte M. Tesmer, there are three capital murder charges for the murder of the victims during a robbery, two capital murder charges for the killing of a child less than 14 and one capital murder charge for the killing of two or more people.
She said Lee did file a waiver of arraignment and pled not guilty for promoting prison contraband on Thursday, Aug. 8, but those charges “are not related” to the murders.
Tesmer said an arraignment is the formal telling of a defendant “what he is charged with.”

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