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Suspects in Robert Dyer Circle Murder Held without Bail

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Two men accused in the shooting death of a Chicopee man are being held without bail.

19-year-old Julian Holly and 18-year-old Ashawnee Duke both appeared in Springfield District Court Friday morning on charges related to murder of Keough Collins of Chicopee.

Police say that on Sunday night, Collins and Duke went to an apartment on Robert Dyer Circle to rob a 31-year-old man.

When the pair tried to rob the victim, a fight broke out. Duke then allegedly pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the robbery victim in the leg and Collins in the head.

Collins died at Baystate Medical Center that night.

Duke was arrested by detectives Thursday morning at his home on Willard Avenue, while Holly turned himself in later that day.

Both are being held without bail until their next court hearing on January 8.

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