Suspect in cabbie murder staying in jail until trial | Crime
COLUMBUS, GA - A Columbus man accused of murdering a Yellow Cab driver was told by a judge he will stay in jail until the trial.
Police say Sandy Mitchell called a cab to take him from a motel to his house Sunday night.
Once there, Mitchell shot the driver, Byron Brown, in the head while only 300 feet from his own front door, according to police.
A detective said they found Mitchell by reviewing surveillance video at the motel.
A witness also said he saw a man matching Mitchell’s description shoot the driver.
Police said the murder weapon was found hidden in Mitchell’s backyard.
Mitchell admitted to police he took a cab to his house, but he denies killing the driver.
According to his statement to police, he later discovered the driver dead behind the wheel outside his house but he did not call 911 because "he's not like that."
Investigators said Mitchell was kicked out of the army two months ago for having drugs in his system and hasn't had a job since.
They believe robbery was motivation for the shooting.
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