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Mineola man charged in teen's death appears in court

Jason Walters (Source: Wood County Jail) Jason Walters (Source: Wood County Jail)
Christopher Griffin Christopher Griffin
(Source: KLTV staff) (Source: KLTV staff)

A Mineola man charged with murdering a teenager at a gas station in June was in court Monday.

Jason Walters, 41, of Mineola is out on bond, but met with his lawyers in a Wood County Courtroom at 9 a.m. His lawyers spoke briefly with the judge before Walters was told he could leave the building on his bond. He will be back in court next month.

In June Walters allegedly shot 19-year-old Christopher James Griffin at the EZ Mart on North Pacific Street in Mineola around 11:30 p.m.

Police say an argument that started inside the convenience store spilled into the alley behind the store. Police say when they arrived they found Griffin laying in the alley with a gunshot wound to his neck. Authorities say Walters was still standing nearby holding a gun. However, Griffin;s friends insist Griffin was not the one arguing with Walters.

Mineola Police later issued a correction saying Griffin was not involved in the argument inside the store. It was not clear whether the men knew each other.

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