Bond denied for man charged in Augusta YDC death

Bond was denied Friday for Michael Everidge, who is charged with murder in connection with the death of another inmate at Augusta
Youth Development Campus.

Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig said Everidge, 18, poses the threat of committing new crimes if released back into the community.

The hearing shed new light on the death of Jade Holder, 19, on Nov. 8 at Medical College of Georgia Hospital from blunt trauma.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Johnson said a fight broke out between the defendant and the victim about 9:30 p.m. after they exchanged words.

Witnesses said Everidge slammed Holder’s head into the sink and toilet area several times, then punched him at least three times while Holder was still limp.

“Numerous photos show blood spatter on the sink and that part of the cell,” Johnson said.

Other juveniles said that Everidge “overdid it” and pulled him off Holder, who could not be resuscitated, Johnson said.

Everidge has completed his sentence at the YDC for robbery by snatching and remains incarcerated for the charges of felony murder and malice murder.

His attorney, Katrell Nash, argued Friday that Everidge should be released because of his age and previous good conduct at the YDC.

She suggested that he be placed on house arrest or even given an ankle
monitor to track his movements.

Nash acknowledged that Everidge has a “troublesome” criminal history, but argued that he is trying to pursue an education and become an electrician.

“The state is hammering the point that he is a constant threat to the community,” Nash said.

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