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Second person arrested in connection with carjacking appears in court

Jalil Fellows, 26 (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail) Jalil Fellows, 26 (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The second person arrested in connection with Monday night's deadly shooting appeared in court on Thursday. 

We're told 26-year-old Jalil Fellows is charged with murder and robbery in connection with the death of Christopher Hoefling.

Officers said they used text messages to link Fellows to the case. Police said Fellows set up the drug deal and robbery.

Police told 14 News Fellows put the other murder suspect, Earl Martin, in contact with Brandon Waldroup.

Officers confirmed Fellows told Waldroup Martin wanted to buy marijuana from him.

Evansville police said Fellows told Martin Waldroup he usually met him alone, but this time, Hoefling was with him.

EPD told us Martin shot Waldroup and took off with his car with Hoefling inside.

Hoefling's body was found a day later still inside the car.

Fellows denies any further involvement in the exchange. 

He is expected back in court next Thursday for formal filing of charges. He is in the Vanderburgh County jail without bond.

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