Georgia driver faces murder charges in Monday wreck

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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 2:04 pm | Updated: 10:15 am, Wed Nov 21, 2012.

A Georgia man is facing murder charges following a Monday night wreck which claimed the lives of two brothers.

Matthew Timothy Jenkins, 19, of Griffin, Ga. was arrested on Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder and one count of driving under the influence. He was being held in the Eufaula City Jail as of Thursday morning.

Bail was set at $400,000 - $200,000 for each murder charge. Jenkins was expected to bond out sometime Thursday.

Brothers Najee Brown, 25, and Marlon Brown, 20, were traveling south and Jenkins was traveling north on South Eufaula Avenue near the Paul Lee Parkway intersection when the wreck occurred. The two brothers were in a Honda Accord, and Jenkins was in a Jeep Wrangler. Jenkins’ Wrangler reportedly “T-boned” the Accord.

Sgt. Larry Hubbard of the Eufaula Police Department said the wreck occurred around 6:15 p.m. Monday. Deputy Coroner Kim Benefield said Marlon Brown was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Najee Brown was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Jenkins was reportedly uninjured.

Officers are not releasing further details on the accident until their investigation concludes. The Barbour County District Attorney’s Office is also investigating the wreck.


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