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Man accused of carjacking that killed Cleveland mother held on $2 million bond

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 09:28:31-05

The man accused of a carjacking that killed a Cleveland mother at a church last week appeared in court on Thursday.

Michael “Tyvon” Preston, 23, was given a $2 million bond and is charged with one count of aggravated murder.

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Preston is charged with killing Lesley DeJesus, who was volunteering at the church with her kids and their father when Preston and another suspect tried to steal their car, authorities said. 

Police say DeJesus and her husband went to the church's parking lot and confronted the men. That's when witnesses say she was run over and killed by her own vehicle right in front of her children.

Preston's next court date is scheduled for Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m.