Decatur Murder Suspect Denied Bond; Preliminary Hearing Set

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Tuesday brought a move forward in the prosecution of a 19-year-old Decatur man charged with robbery and murder.

Decatur Police transferred Mitchell Lindsey to the Morgan County Jail to await the legal process for allegedly robbing a man of his car and then crashing that car into another, killing a woman.

Trying to shield his face from newspaper and television cameras, Lindsey rode in handcuffs to the county jail, where he'll remain as the criminal case against him moves forward.

Judge Glenn Thompson denied bond for Lindsey, who's earned a long criminal record, although only 19 years old.

Lindsey's Facebook page lists him as a 2009 graduate of Decatur High School.

He lived with his mother and police say they're very familiar with him.

Officers say, Friday night, Lindsey took advantage of a man who agreed to give him a ride across town by holding a gun to his head and stealing his car.

Then, the next morning, when officers spotted the stolen car, Mitchell allegedly fled from them, blew through a stop sign and crashed into a car driven by Bessie Louise Yarbrough.

She was killed instantly, moments after giving her 88-year-old mother a Mother's Day gift.

Yarbrough will be laid to rest Saturday in Decatur, while Lindsey remains in jail.

Tuesday, Lindsey was assigned a preliminary hearing on June 12th at nine o'clock.
WHNT NEWS 19 spoke with the mother of Yarbrough, who says what she's going through right now "hurts real bad", but she said "God gave her to me and He decided to take her back."

She made no comment about Mitchell, who's been on suicide watch.

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