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October 1, 2014

Grand jury to hear case against Anniston man charged with murder in June shooting death

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Lonnie Spinks

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:54 pm | Updated: 5:03 pm, Thu Jul 31, 2014.

A grand jury will hear a case against an Anniston man charged with shooting another man to death in June.

Lonnie Spinks, 32, is charged with capital murder in connection with the June 25 death of Marlin Monroe Jones, 55, of Hutto Hill Road.

Calhoun County District Judge Chris McIntyre in a preliminary hearing Thursday spoke briefly to Spinks, his attorney and District Attorney Brian McVeigh before sending the case to a grand jury, to be heard in August.

Spinks was in the Calhoun County Jail on Thursday. His bond was set at $100,000.

A press release from Anniston police states there was an argument between Jones and others at a residence on the 3500 block of West 14th Street, an area known as Central City.

Jones and three others were driving away from that residence when Spinks shot into the vehicle, hitting Jones in the lower left portion of his back, according to the release.

Jones pleaded guilty to murder in 2008 in connection with the deadly stabbing of an 18-year-old man in 2004. Jones was sentenced to 20 years, serving four of those years in prison. He was to remain on probation for the remainder of that sentence.

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