UPDATE: Suspect released from jail one day before homicide

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We have new details on a Christmas Eve double homicide in Church Hill. The suspect wanted in connection to the murder has a long rap sheet. He got out of jail just one day before the shooting.

27-year-old Jamal Clemons got out of Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County last Friday, December 23rd.

He was there for probation violation charges. Now he's facing accusations surrounding this murder. Tuesday, the court appointed a public defender for Clemons.

Police say on Christmas Eve, Robin Clapp and Eddie Lee Bowmer were shot and killed in a robbery attempt inside a Church Hill home.

Officers say Clemons left the scene in a stolen SUV with a toddler in the back seat. He says he was unaware two-year-old Kaiden Burnside was inside. Several hours later the little boy was found unharmed.

Clemons faces multiple charges including: abduction, robbery, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime. He's also been charged in Richmond, Chesterfield, and Hanover counties.

Charges ranged from contempt of court, felony trespassing, and the latest being probation violation charges in Pamunkey Regional Jail. he got out just four days ago. Clemons was there since April. Officials have not returned calls regarding any additional charges.

Clemons was last released from the Richmond jail in July of last year. He still has not been charged with murder in this case.

We also called the Commonwealth Attorney's Office about any additional charges Clemons could face in this homicide investigation. No one has returned our calls as of late Tuesday morning.

Clemons' hearing will be January 26 at the Manchester courthouse in south Richmond.

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