Bond was set at $50,000 Friday morning for a man accused of strangling his girlfriend July 7 in Hephzibah.
Todd Goff, 24, is charged with murder in the death of Tiffany Nicole Salter, 22.
Assistant District Attorney Grant Usry said in court that on the day Salter was killed, Goff’s mother received a call from her son about getting into a fight with Salter.
Goff told his mother that Salter was choking him, but that he’d “turned the tables” on her and choked her until she was unresponsive, Usry said.
Deputies were sent to the 4400 block of Reynolds Street after Goff’s mother called 911. They found Salter’s body in a wooded area near the home.
When giving a statement to deputies, Goff changed his story and said Salter had gone outside to cool off and that he found her dead later, according to Usry.
Usry opposed bond, saying Goff had a level of rage that was adequate “to allegedly murder his girlfriend with his bare hands.”
Attorney Pete Theodocion said there was no risk of witness tampering if Goff was given bond.
Superior Court Judge William Fleming set the bond.
Also on the bond docket Friday morning was Marcus Washington, charged with murder in the July 5 shooting death of Pr’Shawn Williams, 22, outside Alter Ego’z on Gordon Highway. His case was not called because bond was set before Friday at $40,000.