Bond denied for murder suspect accused in armed robbery

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A judge denied bond for a murder suspect who was released from jail and accused of committing another crime while he was out.

Darion Givens, 24, is accused of robbing a 16-year-old at gunpoint on August 8.

He’s also facing a capital murder charge from last year. Givens was named as a suspect in the 2015 murder of 34-year-old Carlos Mora. Mora was killed outside of the American Star Inn on I-55 South near McDowell Road. He was indicted and denied bond in that case and taken to the Hinds County Detention Center.

Officials said he was already on probation for a previous crime when Mora was killed.

Officials tell WJTV when a person violates probation, by law you are ordered to spend time at a technical violation center, within the State Department of Corrections. Judge William Gowan ordered that he spend 90 days in the TVC. He was released after that.

MDOC  said they had no authority to hold Givens beyond the 90 days because there was no detainer from Hinds County.

On August 8, a teenager was robbed by a man in a black Ford on Beatrice Drive near Cooper Road. The robber pointed a handgun at him and took some of his personal items. Surveillance video from a nearby business helped police gather more clues in the case.

He was arrested days later at a different location.

Givens was denied bond for the robbery charge in court Tuesday morning.

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