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Upatoi triple murder suspects both pled not guilty; denied bond

Mugshots of the two suspects charged in the triple murder in Upatoi. (Source: Muscogee County Jail) Mugshots of the two suspects charged in the triple murder in Upatoi. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The two suspects charged in the triple murder of three people, including a 17-year-old and an 11-year-old, made their first appearance in recorder's court on Friday. 

Both suspects, Jervarceay Tapley, 17, and Raheam Gibson, 19, appeared in Muscogee County Recorder's Court, where they pled not guilty. 

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Tapley and Gibson are both being charged with three counts of murder, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime, burglary, and two counts of theft by motor vehicle.  

Jan. 4, Gloria Short, 54, her son 17-year-old Caleb Short, and her 11-year-old granddaughter Gianna Lindsey were found beaten to death in Gloria's home on the 3000 block of Bentley Drive in the Upatoi. 

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