Suspect in teens' murder shakes, talks to himself in first court hearing

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A man accused of killing two teenagers behind a Roswell grocery store appeared disheveled and uneasy during his first court appearance on Friday morning.

Jeffrey Hazelwood, 20, is accused of shooting and killing Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson, both 17, behind a Publix on Monday morning.

Hazelwood is charged with murder, aggravated assault, theft by taking and financial transaction card fraud.

Channel 2's Audrey Washington said that during his court hearing, Hazelwood shook uncontrollably, never said a word to the judge and appeared to talk to himself.

He also appeared to be petting something in his lap.


Hazelwood's attorney asked the judge not to read the charges against his client.

Hazelwood was denied bond. He is due back in court on Aug. 19.

Investigators are still exploring a possible pre-crime connection between the suspect and one or both of the victims.

celebration of life for Davis was held Thursday morning. Henderson's funeral took place Friday morning.

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Posted by WSB-TV on Friday, August 5, 2016