January 26, 2014 5:21 PM

Manatee judge sets bond at $1M for Willie Jones murder suspect

At a first appearance hearing Sunday at the Manatee County Judicial Center, Manatee County Judge John Lakin found probable cause to set a $1 million bond for Willie Lee Jones’ longtime friend and retired Palmetto parks worker, George Williamson Jr., 70, the man detectives say fatally shot Jones at 10:50 p.m. Friday at Williamson’s home, in the 5000 block of 13th Street West on Snead Island in Palmetto.

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