Suspect in dismemberment murder stays in jail

Noe Gerardo Morin is charged with murder for the death of Marlon Thomas

May 18, 2011 9:21:18 AM PDT
A man accused of fatally shooting and dismembering a friend who shared a house with him will remain jailed. During a court hearing Wednesday, a judge ordered that Noe Gerardo Morin continue being held without bond. The 32-year-old is charged with murder in the death of Marlon Thomas.

Noe's attorney says he is still gathering information about the case.

The headless body of the 35-year-old Thomas was found outside a vacant Houston house. Police found his head and arm in a trash bag under the house the two men shared, with a chain saw next to it. Officials say Thomas had been shot in the head before being dismembered.

Neighbors described Thomas and Morin as best friends and speculated that a dispute over money might have led to the slaying.