Judge denies bond in elderly Laurel woman murder case

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The accused killer of an 85-year-old Laurel woman will stay in jail. On Wednesday, Judge Kyle Robertson denied bond for capital murder suspect William Dean.

After denying his bond, the judge then read aloud an alleged confession given by Dean to Laurel Chief Tyrone Stewart.

According to Judge Robertson, Dean stated he went to his neighbor Nora Peters home in the Twin Pines Trailer Park at 3 a.m. Monday and knocked on the door. When no one answered, Dean stated that he had jimmied the lock to the front door. He said the next thing he knew Peters got a hold of his arm and asked him what he was doing. Dean said he was startled by Peters, demanded money and stabbed her several times in the abdomen with a knife/shank that he had wrapped with green forest tape. According to the confession, he finally found Peters purse and took $30 and then threw other items and evidence away in a dumpster located off S.16th Avenue and Jefferson Street.

For now, Dean will remain in the Jones County Detention Center until his trial. To read more on the murder case, click HERE.

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