Preliminary Hearing Set in Slaying of Montgomery Twins, Elderly Babysitter

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By Heather VacLav

MONTGOMERY , Ala. (AP) - A Lowndes County judge will hold a hearing to decide if there is enough evidence to ask a grand jury to indict 22-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee on murder charges. He is accused in the shooting deaths of 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old babysitter.
 
The hearing before Lowndes County Circuit Judge Adrian Johnson at 1:30 p.m. Monday will give Lee's attorney, Jerry Thornton of Hayneville, a glimpse at the evidence against his client.
 
Lee is charged in the deaths of Jordan Dejerinett and his twin sister, Taylor, plus Jack Mac Girdner of Hope Hull. Girdner was a family friend who had been watching the twins.