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Murder suspect once mistakenly released granted bond

A suspect in the 1999 slaying of a cab driver in Apex surrendered to authorities Thursday, six days after he was mistakenly released from Bertie County Correctional Institute.

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William Otis Bryant
RALEIGH, N.C. — A man once mistakenly released while awaiting trial on murder charges was granted bond Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood granted a request from William Otis Bryant Jr., 40, and set his bond at $150,000. Bryant has not been released on bond.

Bryant was arrested in February on first-degree murder charges in the 1999 death of Anthony Jaboin, a cab driver who was shot in the parking lot of West Lake Elementary School in Apex.

At the time of his arrest, Bryant was serving time for a 2009 conviction for selling drugs. When he finished that sentence on April 2, he was released from the Bertie County Correctional Institute, instead of being turned over to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

He surrendered to authorities a week later.


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