MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – A judge in Alabama is refusing bond for a Mississippi man accused of the killings of five people and an unborn child.
The decision came Wednesday as Derrick Dearman made his first court appearance in Mobile, Alabama.
Authorities say the man used an ax and at least one gun to slaughter two women and three men at a house in Citronelle, Alabama. One of the victims was a pregnant woman whose unborn child died.
Dearman has told reporters he was high on methamphetamine at the time.
The Leakesville, Mississippi, man is charged with multiple counts of capital murder, and courts typically refuse bond in such cases.