Suspect in dismemberment murder stays in jail

HOUSTON 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.

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