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Krystals murder suspects to be tried separately

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Ezekiel Gholston, Cassandra Eldred and Jordaan Creque will be tried separately. Ezekiel Gholston, Cassandra Eldred and Jordaan Creque will be tried separately.

The three suspects in the 2011 double murder at the Decatur Krystals restaurant will be tried separately.

Cassandra Eldred's attorneys filed a motion that she be tried separately from the other two suspects, Jordaan Creque and Ezekiel Gholston. Judge Glenn Thompson granted the motion and said the three will receive separate trials.

Prosecutors said Creque, Gholston and Eldred killed Jessie Aguilar and Jeff Graff during the August, 2011 robbery.

The body of Graff was found laying outside the store's walk-in cooler. Aguilar was found dead inside the cooler. They were both shot multiple times.

Each of the suspects faces three murder counts, one for each victim and another count because it happened during an armed robbery.

Both Creque and Eldred were employed at the fast food restaurant.

If convicted, the suspects face the death penalty or life in prison.

At Thursday's motion hearing, Creque's attorneys also filed a motion to dismiss based on the makeup of the grand jury. Thompson would not give attorneys the names of the jury members, but will turn over their basic statistical information, including race, age and gender.

Attorneys have 30 days to go over that information, at which time Thompson will take the motion under advisement.

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