Only one month after being arrested on two counts of murder, a Brazil man was recently released from jail.
John Lovett, 37, Brazil, was arrested in March in connection with the 1988 double homicide of Tonya Pickett, 16, and her stepfather Ricky Mustard, 32, on Nov. 20, 1988.
Lovett was released on bail from the Clay County Justice Center in mid-April after $20,000 for bail was raised.
Lovett was being held in the center on a $200,000 bond.
In March, special prosecutors David Powell and Delbert Brewer held a news conference confirming the arrest of Lovett. He was charged with two counts of murder. He was being held without bond in the center.
Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times Thursday that Lovett initially could not afford an attorney. After a court-appointed attorney was granted, paperwork was filed for bond.
Lovett had been arrested in connection to the 20-year-old unsolved case in a subdivision north of Brazil off State Road 59 in mid-March earlier this year.