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Durham judge sets bond at $3M for suspect in Craigslist killing

Posted February 4, 2015

Jarrion Hood appears in a Durham courtroom Oct. 29, 2014, on a murder charge in the shooting death of Jawad Ali Razai.
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— A judge in Durham set bond at $3 million Wednesday for a man accused of killing another man during a Craigslist purchase last fall.

Jarrion Hood, 18, faces charges of murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Oct. 28 shooting death of Jawad Ali Razai, of Raleigh.

Authorities say Razai, 18, and his father had gone to Durham to buy a phone that he had found on the online classifieds site and that Hood allegedly tried to rob him when he arrived at the location.

Hood's attorneys had asked Wednesday for a $250,000 bond.

According to court records, Hood was on probation at the time of the crime.

In September 2013, he was convicted of second-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon – charges that stemmed from a May 7, 2013, shooting that wounded a man.

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  • Kenneth Brewer Feb 5, 2015
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    So in 2013 he was convicted of kidnapping and shooting someone, inflicting serious injury, and there is "no record of incarceration". WOW. Just left on the street to continue to prey on the public. Was that a plea arrangement by the Durham DA's office? To save them some work?

  • Sonja Yagel Feb 4, 2015
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    Thank you for Judge for getting this killer off the streets before he hurts anyone else. Please keep him in prison for the rest of his life.

  • Bob Smith Feb 4, 2015
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    Very sad we have people like this in America,

  • James Hicks Feb 4, 2015
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    "In September 2013, he was convicted of second-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon – charges that stemmed from a May 7, 2013, shooting that wounded a man."

    Soooo, kidnapping someone and then shooting them only resulted in probation? Per: "According to court records, Hood was on probation at the time of the crime."

  • Kenneth Brewer Feb 4, 2015
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    Convicted in 2013 of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and.....he was left on the street. No incarceration. The Republican assembly needs to enact some minimum sentences into law because obviously the DA in the 2013 case, assuming there was a plea, did not care at all about protecting the public. This is how cities like Baltimore and Detroit became sewers, by DA's lazily offering no-time pleas, and just leaving the violent offenders on the street.