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Pike murder suspect released from hospital

A murder suspect in the July 16 shooting death of James Wright in Pike was recently released from Grady hospital and transported to Fayette County jail. Antonio Murgado, 19, was recovering from gunshot wounds he received during his arrest.

According to the GBI, Murgado fired shots at officers July 24 at a Fayette County home and officers returned fire, hitting him several times. He faces charges in Pike and Fayette. 

Jaiden Chappell, 19, and a 14-year-old girl are also in custody on charges related to the July 16 murder.

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