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A Columbus man and woman appeared in recorder's court Saturday on murder and bank robbery charges. 

News Leader 9 was inside the courtroom where investigators pegged one of the suspects as the Godmother of a small ring of criminals.

Police say woman 44 year-old Daphene Castille is the mastermind behind a small group of criminals.

On September 10th 2008, two people barged inside Columbus Bank & Trust on Forrest Road with guns in hand, demanding money, while a third person waited outside in a getaway car.

This crime was one of many including murder and drug trafficking.

Investigators say one of the criminals is 21 year-old Dantrell Cornelius Marshall.  Standing with his admitted mentor Castille, both pleaded not guilty to all charges including the 2008 murder of possible informant 20 year-old David Coleman.

Investigators testified it was only a few days after Coleman told them Castille, and two other men robbed the bank that someone shot Coleman to death in his home on Lawyers Lane.  

Police testified the drug charge stems from another 2008 incident in Texas.

On July 12th, Marshall and Castille were stopped in Texas with 425 grams of cocaine in the car worth $42,500.

Investigators say Castille conspired through all of the crimes trying to cover her tracks; but police say she didn't cover them enough, because several people have come fourth including Castille's own sister to pin her to these crimes.

Police say they arrested Castille Thursday after finding her hiding behind a door in a home on Lawyers Lane just steps away from the home Coleman was killed in.

Marshall and Castille won't be the only ones arrested for Coleman's murder; police say more warrants have been issued in connection with this crime.

The duo will remain in the Muscogee County Jail, with no bond.

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