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New Year's Homicide Suspect Makes First Court Appearance
The man believed to be responsible for a homicide in the capital city on New Year's Day made his first appearance in court today.
Jodeci Commer was found earlier this month on the run in Colorado, and extradited back to Springfield. In court today, Commer was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, and other charges. He pleaded not guilty.
Springfield police said Commer shot and killed DeShawn Jones, 24, in the early morning hours of January 1 at a home on East Cedar Street.
Bond for Commer was set at $2 million. He has not yet hired an attorney.