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Murder suspects of Vero dad face judge

VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The two suspects, accused of killing a Vero Beach dad last week, faced a judge Wednesday.

Twenty-three-year-old Henry Jones, Jr. and 16-year-old Darius Robinson are both charged with murdering 41-year-old Brian Simpson in his own home.

As a juvenile, Robinson can only be held for 21 days. During that time, state prosecutors can decide to charge him as an adult -- in which case he could stay in custody longer.

Meanwhile, Jones was not granted bond.

Police say Robinson was a "look-out" for Jones during part of the burglary last week.

Authorities say both suspects helped steal jewelry from the victim's home, and Jones was the one who shot Simpson twice -- killing him.

The documents also list physical evidence that police say links the two to the murder.

They also credit neighbors recollections of the suspects description with catching them.

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