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Court documents: Auburn's Garden District murder suspect confesses

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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

According to court documents obtained by WSFA 12 News, the suspect arrested in connection to the Tuesday night homicide at Auburn's Garden District apartment complex has waved his Miranda rights and confessed.

Authorities say 22-year-old Gregory Gray, Jr. of Montgomery was arrested at his home in Montgomery and charged with the murder of 24-year-old Richard Kenneth DeVore of Auburn.

In court documents, officials say because Gray was the last known person to see DeVore alive, they went to the address on his driver's license to question him.

While at Gray's home on Tara Lane in Montgomery, authorities were met by the suspect and his parents. Officers noticed that Gray had fresh injuries on his left hand.

After transporting the suspect back to Auburn for questioning, court documents show Gray gave up his Miranda rights and admitted to a fight with DeVore in which a knife was involved. He told authorities that "someone had to go" as a result of the fight.

The suspect also admitted to fleeing the scene and disposing of the knife and his clothing in Tuskegee.

The investigation started around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday when officers were called to the Garden District apartments off East University Drive in regards to a suspicious incident report. When they arrived, they found DeVore unresponsive inside his home.

DeVore's body was transported to the State Medical Examiner's office in Montgomery for an autopsy. The motive for the homicide is still undetermined.

"This was not a random act," said Captain Lorenza Dorsey with the Auburn Police Dept.

DeVore was a former student at Tuskegee University, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris' office. He was not enrolled in any classes there this semester.

Tuskegee University issued a statement saying DeVore was last enrolled in the Spring of 2012 and was a Supply Chain Management major with the College of Business and Information Sciences.

"Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with his family and loved ones. Our hearts go out to them during this most difficult time," Acting Tuskegee Univ. President Dr. Matthew Jenkins said in a statement.

Assisting in the arrest were the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lee County District Attorney's Office, Montgomery Police Department, Macon County Sherriff's Office, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, State Medical Examiner's Office and the Lee County Coroner's Office.

Gray is now being held at the Lee County Jail on a bond of $150,000.

No additional information was immediately available.

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