A former Michigan State University basketball star was ordered to remain in jail during her first court appearance on murder and other charges in Detroit.
Defense attorney Andrew Abood has applied for bail, claiming Keith Appling has always appeared in court in previous cases. But a magistrate denied the bail Thursday, noting the first degree murder charge.
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Appling, 29, said little during the arraignment. Abood pleaded not guilty on his behalf.
Appling is accused of killing Clyde Edmonds, 66, on May 22 during a gun dispute. His girlfriend, accused of driving a getaway car, faces less serious charges.
Appling’s mother and the victim’s wife are cousins.
Appling has been in custody since his arrest on May 24. In addition, he is charged with assault in Jackson for an incident that occurred on May 2.
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The Detroit Pershing prep star played at Michigan State from 2010 to 2014. Appling also played professional basketball abroad and had two brief contracts with the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
“Sad,” said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. ” I think of him. I feel bad for him. It’s a shame what happened. “