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Judge Denies Request To Reduce Wilson Teen's Bond

Posted August 20, 2004 2:26 a.m. EDT

— A judge refused to reduce bond for a teen charged as an accessory in the murder of a Wilson girl.

Julian Deans, 19, is accused of trying to help two suspects with an alibi and is charged with accessory after the fact. His bond remains at $1 million.

Investigators say James Johnson, 18, and Kenneth Meeks, 16, carjacked Brittany Willis at the Brentwood Shopping Center.

They say the teens took the 17-year-old to a field where they raped, robbed and shot her.

Willis would have been a freshman at Peace College in Raleigh this semester.