Homicide scene

Police vehicles and crime scene tape are shown early Tuesday morning at a homicide scene in Lenlock at the corner of Weaver and Glade roads. The victim was declared dead late Monday night. (Anniston Star photo by Bill Edwards)

A grand jury earlier this month indicted two men on murder charges in separate 2017 cases, according to court records filed Tuesday.

Lequinton Jermaine King, 19, was charged with murder in connection with the August shooting death of 36-year-old James Byrd Jr.

Police said King, a Pleasant Grove resident, was in town to meet with Byrd when the shooting occurred. King was charged in connection with the crime in October and waived the case to a grand jury in November.

According to court records, a grand jury indicted the teen on the charge on Feb. 5. King remained free on a $500,000 bond on Tuesday.

Roderick Orr

Roderick Orr, charged with murder in connection to the burning and death of an Anniston man, appeared in court Monday for a hearing. (Kirsten Fiscus/The Anniston Star)

In another case, a Roderick Orr, a Fort Payne man, was charged in October with murder in the death of 57-year-old Samuel Sims.

In November, Orr waived a preliminary hearing and sent the case to a grand jury. The grand jury returned an indictment on the murder charge on Feb. 5, according to court records. Orr remained free on a $75,000 bond on Tuesday.

​Staff writer Kirsten Fiscus: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @kfiscus_star.