Second suspect arraigned in murder case of Rhema Harris

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Braxton Bird, the 18-year-old accused of the murder of St. Joseph County Jail Corrections Officer Rhema Harris, was arraigned on Monday.

Bird was charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of criminal recklessness for his role.

Bird was transported from the Logansport Juvenile Correction Facility, where he was detained for an unrelated case, to the St. Joseph County Superior Court.

He was arraigned in front of a Superior Court Magistrate on charges related to Harris's death.

According to the court order, Bird will be held without bail at the Pulaski County Jail, where he will remain during the pendency of this case.

His initial hearing will take place in front of Superior Court Judge Sanford on January 17 at 9 a.m.

Braelyn Rios, 15, who has also been charged for his accused role in Officer Rhema's death, will be arraigned Tuesday morning on the same charges as Bird. He is being held without bail at an Indiana Department of Correction Facility. 

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