Morgan County man charged with capital murder denied bond

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One of three men charged with capital murder in connection to the 2013 death of Jamie Travers appeared before Judge Glenn Thompson.

Charles Makekau walked into a Morgan County Courthouse, hands and feet shackled, hoping the judge will grant him bond.

That request was denied.

“I will be at every single hearing whether it is required or not,” said Rebecca Travers, the mother of the victim.

With ‘Justice for Jamie’ bracelets around her wrist, she sat in Judge Thompson’s courtroom for the hearing.

“It will be 3 years on June 18th. My son was 21 years old,” she said.

Police say Makekau set up the robbery of 21-year-old Jamie Travers and supplied the co-defendants in the case an access code to bypass Travers’ home security system.

Ryan Caudle and Dewayne Hicks are accused of breaking into Travers’ home with the intent to rob him. Police believe they shot Travers as he tried to run from the home.
All three pleaded not guilty at their arraignment.

“My son didn’t have a choice,” said Travers’ mother outside the courthouse. “He fought to live that night. He fought them. So I have to fight for his justice.”

While she is relieved at Monday’s outcome, she knows there’s a long way to go until the three go to trial.