Court Date Set for Accused in Memphis Student's Murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Three of the four men accused of murdering a University of Memphis football player have retained private lawyers. A public defender will be appointed for the fourth.

The four are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of football player Taylor Bradford on campus last month.

Police say Bradford was killed during a botched robbery, the day after winning several thousand dollars at a north Mississippi casino near Memphis.

A lawyer for three of the men appeared in court today regarding their ability to pay for private attorneys.

The men remain jailed until a preliminary hearing can be held.

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