DETROIT — A former Michigan State University basketball star was ordered to stay in jail throughout his first courtroom look on murder and different fees in Detroit.
Defense legal professional Andrew Abood requested for a bond, saying Keith Appling had at all times appeared in courtroom in earlier instances. But a Justice of the Peace denied bond Thursday, noting the first-degree murder cost.
Appling, 29, stated little in the course of the arraignment. Abood entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.
Appling is accused of killing Clyde Edmonds, 66, on May 22 throughout a dispute over a gun. His girlfriend, who’s accused of driving a getaway automotive, faces much less critical fees.
Appling’s mom and the sufferer’s spouse are cousins.
Appling has been in custody since his arrest on May 24. Separately, he’s charged with assault in Jackson for an incident on May 2.
The Detroit Pershing prep star performed at Michigan State from 2010 to 2014. Appling additionally performed professional basketball abroad and had two temporary contracts with the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
“Sad,” stated Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. “I’m thinking about him. I feel bad about him. It’s a shame what’s happened.”