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Teen indicted in gas station killing

A Bibb County grand jury has indicted a 17-year-old Lizella teenager in the September 2009 shooting death of a man at a Bibb County convenience store.

Javone Malik Taylor, of a Columbus Road address, is charged with two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the indictment.

Taylor is accused of killing 26-year-old Jaymal Patel of Sandersville during a robbery at the RaceWay, 5127 Mercer University Drive, on Sept. 4, 2009. Patel was at the gas station just after midnight so he could get a ride home with his brother, who worked at the station.

As the station closed, a man with a gun approached Patel and demanded money. Patel handed over his empty wallet. The robber demanded money again and shot Patel to death.

Taylor is being held at the Bibb County jail without bond, according to jail records.

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