Wednesday is the funeral for a student and football player from Jefferson High School who was 18 years old. One week after being shot to death and hours after his alleged killers appeared before a court in Gwinnett County, family members will gather to lay Elijah DeWitt to rest.
In South Carolina, law authorities detained Chandler Richardson, 19, and Kemare Bryan, 18. On Tuesday, the two were brought to Gwinnett County and lodged there. In connection with the fatal shooting of Elijah DeWitt outside Sugarloaf Mills, both are accused with malicious intent and felony murder.
On Wednesday, both young males appeared before a judge in Gwinnett County clothed in the same street clothing they were using at the time of their arrest. Bryan and Richardson’s bond hearing was postponed by the judge because only a superior court judge could authorize a bond for the felony charges. They will remain behind bars until their appearance in higher court.
The court made sure they were aware of the accusations made against them and asked if either man was represented by an attorney. Bryan and Richardson claimed to be represented by counsel.