Man accused of VSU student's death goes to court

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PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The man suspected of beating a VSU student to death is due in court on Thursday.

Deondray Maddox is facing a first degree murder charge. Police believe he killed VSU senior Daron Jack earlier this month.

Maddox will face a judge during a bond hearing, and it's not the first time he's had a day in court. Shortly after Maddox was arrested for Jack's death we uncovered a number of details about his past. The 24-year-old is a convicted felon. In fact, just six days before the murder, Maddox was released from jail after a motel robbery case was dismissed in Federal court.

The robbery charges stem from an incident back in May at the Knights Inn in Petersburg. Petersburg prosecutors decided not to move forward, because the feds wanted to try the case.

Friends of Daron Jack hope this time Maddox stays behind bars. Daron Jack was an engineering major and tennis star at VSU.

Police say he and Deondray Maddox were friends, but they won't elaborate right now on what sparked the argument that led to the deadly beating in Jack's apartment.

NBC 12 will of course continue to follow this story and keep you posted about any developments.

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