Buford murder suspect appears in court

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The man accused of gunning down a war veteran in downtown Buford faced a Gwinnett County judge Thursday.

Jeremy Colvin is accused of killing his former co-worker, Allen Willard Jr. In court Thursday, Colvin revealed that he didn't have an attorney and the judge said he would appoint one.

Colvin also asked to speak with family members who were in the courtroom, but the judge denied that request. At Colvin’s first appearance, Willard’s family was present and vocal in the courtroom about the case.

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The 34-year-old Auburn resident will remain in jail, but his next court appearance was not immediately known. Colvin was charged with felony murder, malice murder, and aggravated assault.

Police said those charges stem from the Nov. 20 shooting of Willard in downtown Buford.

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