Murder indictment for Columbus woman connected to Peachtree Mall shooting

Tekoa Young's attorney says newer charges don't match her actions
Published: Sep. 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2016 at 12:56 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus woman facing murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting at Peachtree Mall on Easter weekend was officially indicted Tuesday.

Tekoa Young is accused in the death of Anthony Meredith on March 26th as a party to the crime.

On Wednesday in court at Young's bond reduction hearing, prosecutors called this crime a gang retaliation killing.

Prosecutors also say that phone records show Young was at the scene and involved in this murder.

The suspect's attorney argued that the state's evidence was not strong enough. A judge denied her attorney's request for a reduction in her $100,000 bond.

Young is charged with malice murder as a party to a crime, felony murder in the commission of an aggravated assault, participation concerning gang activity, and aggravated assault as a party to a crime.

Along with Young, Columbus Police arrested her brother Xzavien Jones for Meredith's murder near the food court area of the mall.

A third suspect, Terrell McFarland, is still on the run.

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