The Commerce Journal

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December 7, 2012

Writ filed in Stanton murder case

Garcia seeking attorney, bond reduction

COMMERCE — The suspect charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Greenville man last week will be remaining in jail, after she was denied a reduction in her bond.

Myeisha Simone Garcia, 20, of Commerce, is being held at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond on one count of murder involving the Nov. 28 death of Jamal Stanton, 20, of Greenville.

Garcia filed a writ of habeas corpus from the jail Monday and at that time was appointed an attorney. A hearing concerning Garcia’s bond was conducted Wednesday in the 354th District Court, at which time Judge Richard A. Beacom denied a bond reduction. No additional hearings were scheduled.

Stanton died of a stab wound to the upper left torso. According to a report from the Commerce Police Department, Stanton was involved in an altercation at the Tarter Apartments in Commerce.

At 12:32 a.m. on Nov. 28, officers responded to a call from Hunt Regional Community Hospital advising of a stabbing victim who had been brought into the emergency room. Hospital personnel performed life saving measures, but were unable to revive Stanton.

The Commerce Police Department indicated it had received an anonymous call shortly before the call from Hunt Regional that a fight had taken place in the cul-de-sac at the Tarter Apartments and that a person was being taken to the emergency room.

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