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Judge denies bond request for Tony Woods, convicted of felony murder

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Tony Woods is expected to be sentenced on September 26. Tony Woods is expected to be sentenced on September 26.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Lauderdale County man convicted of felony murder went back to court for a bond hearing on Thursday.

Tony Woods is charged in the murder of his ex-wife.

Woods requested to be let out on bond before his sentencing.

The judge denied his bond request, saying he believed Woods is, in fact, a flight risk and medical treatment for his cancer, which is in remission, is insufficient.

In August, a Lauderdale County jury convicted Woods of felony murder in the shooting death of his ex-wife, Tammie.

Tammie's family and friends filled the courtroom for Woods' bond hearing on Thursday. They were dressed in homemade T-shirts with Tammie's photo on them.

Family members said they were shocked when they heard Woods had requested bond before his sentencing.

They said the judge made the right decision.

"Tony Woods not having time to get his affairs straight and all this stuff before he goes to prison - you know, she didn't have time either. We fought two years to get her affairs in order. We were surprised they asked for it, but we weren't surprised he didn't get it," said Donnie Cottingham.

Woods is expected to be sentenced on September 26.

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