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N.J. man denied bond in murder trial
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A New Jersey man charged with murdering a Newton County resident in the county's fifth homicide was denied bond in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.

 Rodney Young, 40, of Bridgeton, N.J. faces one count of malice murder, one count of murder and one count of burglary for the killing of Gary Lamar Jones, 28, of Covington.

 Jones, a former corrections officer and member of Springfield Baptist Church, was discovered dead in his home by his mother the evening of March 30.

 There were no signs of a forced entry, Newton County Sheriff's Office Capt. Doug Kitchens previously told The News, and a NCSO report listed a "cutting tool" as a weapon. Young had a previous connection to Jones' family, who are from New Jersey.

Young was arrested in Bridgeton April 3 and extradited to Newton County.