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Teen accused of killing niece to remain behind bars

Matthew Pierson (Source: Highland County Jail) Matthew Pierson (Source: Highland County Jail)
HILLSBORO, OH (FOX19) -

Bond for an 18-year-old man who is accused of killing his niece will remain at $500,000.

A preliminary hearing was held Thursday morning in Highland County for Matthew Pierson, who is accused of killing his 5-year-old niece, Jada Beth Williams.

The detective in the case testified that Pierson confessed to police and talked about where the murder weapon, believe to be a sickle, was found.

The case will now go to the grand jury. Pierson remains in the Highland County Jail.

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