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No Social Media for 5 Granted Bond in Georgia Brawl Death

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 08:12:00-04

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge says five teenagers must not use social media or the Internet while free on bond as they await trial on murder charges in the death of a teenage boy stabbed in a neighborhood brawl.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (bit.ly/1SM5CZl) Judge Albert M. Pickett granted bond Friday for half of the ten people charged with felony murder in the March 18 street fight. Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says Demajhay Bell was stabbed in the neck during a brawl between as many 30 people in what started as a fight between two high school girls.

In setting bond for five of the defendants, who are all age 18 and 19, the judge said they must obey a 6:30 p.m. curfew and cannot use electronic devices or go online.