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Murder suspect's bond set at $1.2M
by Steve Beavers
Feb 18, 2014 | 101 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bond was set at $1.2 million for a man suspected of killing two brothers.

Sirdon Capanion Greer, 28, of 1803 East Fifth Street, Corinth, faces charges on two counts of first degree murder and one count of arson after being arrested for allegedly fatally shooting brothers James and Jerry Copeland and setting their home on fire.

Corinth Municipal Judge John C. Ross, Jr. set bond at $500,000 for each count of murder and another $200,000 for arson during Greer's initial appearance in court.

Corinth attorney Clay S. Nails was appointed to represent Greer.

The attorney said he would file a writ of habeas corpus by the end of the week or early next week for his client. A writ requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court.

The bodies of James Copeland, 67, and Jerry Copeland, 64, were found by Corinth firemen after extinguishing the blaze at the home the brothers shared at 912 Second Street. Firemen responded to the blaze around 12:30 and discovered both bodies were in the back of the home.

Greer is believed to have shot both Copelands in the head with a .410 shotgun before using an accelerant found in the house to start the fire.

Autopsy results completed in Jackson February confirmed both men were shot before the fire was set.

It appears a motive in the case involved Greer wanting to confront the son of one of the victims who was seeing his estranged wife.

Greer was taken into custody in Tupelo early Saturday and transported back to the Alcorn County Jail.
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