Bond denied for suspect in doctor's slaying

The 22-year-old Augusta man accused of killing a physician just before Thanks­giving must await possible indictment and trial in jail.

Bond was denied Friday in Rich­mond County Super­ior Court for Glenn V. Riggs II, who faces charges of murder and robbery in the death of Dr. Charles H. Mann III, 60.

Assistant District Attor­ney Amanda Heath told the judge that Riggs and Mann became acquainted by chatting online. Riggs lured Mann, who worked at the Barn­well County Hospital, to his Augusta home with plans to rob him, she said.

After Mann arrived at Riggs’ Dublin Drive home around 9 p.m. Nov. 21, Riggs choked Mann and hit him in the head with a 25-pound weight, Heath said, then took $22 and Mann’s laptop before dumping his body.

Richmond County sheriff’s investigators had been looking for Mann after his vehicle was found abandoned with blood in the trunk Nov. 22. It had been left unlocked in woods near Old Louis­ville Road and Satcher Boule­vard.

Mann’s body was found Nov. 23 in Spirit Creek at Willis Foreman Road. Heath said Friday that Riggs told investigators where to find the body.

Riggs had several prior convictions for battery in 2009 and 2010 and has battery charges pending from 2011 and 2013, according to court records.

Don Evans of the public defender’s officer asked for a reasonable bond. He said Riggs is a lifelong resident of the area with family ties.

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