Macon murder suspect now in custody | News
Jasento Flowers Sr., accused of fatally shooting his wife in Macon last month, is now in custody.
Flowers was missing for more than a week,
since allegedly killing Bridgette Flowers on Feb. 22.
He appeared Tuesday afternoon before a Bibb County magistrate judge, who set a March 18 commitment hearing. That's when investigators must describe the evidence against him.
No bond was set Tuesday.
Charges against him include murder, aggravated assault and carrying a firearm as a convicted felon. He is also accused of a parole violation.
Lt. Sean DeFoe of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Flowers turned himself in to the jail around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Family members of Bridgette Flowers told 13WMAZ while Flowers was on the loose, they were concerned for their safety after seeing him ride past their home on Maynard St. at least three times.
They say now that he's in jail, they want to him to stay there. "I want him to suffer, like we're here suffering on the earth becuase [Bridgette's] not here," says goddaughter Dell McCrary.
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