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Wellington homicide suspect denied bond

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Posted at 4:16 AM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 12:21:42-05

A suspect accused of killing a man early Tuesday morning in Wellington made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

Palm Beach County sheriff deputies say the homicide was committed by Yasir Jackson, 19, while trying to rob Joseph Bilella, 34, of drugs and weapons.

A judge denied Jackson bond during the court appearance.

Deputies said Jackson confessed to the fatal shooting and was picked up near the crime scene at Periwinkle Place.

Early Tuesday, deputies were called to the area for the shooting and began searching for Jackson.  Law enforcement said they received a good description from someone who witnessed the shooting.

Bilella later died at the hospital.