Hunter Ridge murder suspect appears in court, enters plea - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Hunter Ridge murder suspect appears in court, enters plea

48-year-old Cyrus Howard is accused of killing James Richardson. (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Department) 48-year-old Cyrus Howard is accused of killing James Richardson. (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Department)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A man accused of murder in Columbus has made an appearance in court after the hearing was delayed twice.

48-year-old Cyrus Howard is accused of shooting and killing 36-year-old James Richardson, Jr.

At his Recorder's Court hearing, Howard pleaded not guilty.

A relative found Richardson suffering from a gunshot wound inside his home and alerted police. He was pronounced dead on the scene just before 10:00 p.m. on July 30.

The case was bound over to Superior Court with his bonds to be set there.

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