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Suspect in double murder will remain in jail on bond

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Patrick Streater (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Patrick Streater (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A suspect in a cold case from 1996 will remain in jail on bond.

Patrick Streater is accused of stabbing and killing Tiffany Campbell and Melissa Chilton at a tanning business.

Prosecutors called Friday's hearing a mini trial.

Streater sat in court as his attorney questioned the lead homicide detective on the case in 1996. The defense focused on circumstances, mail evidence and a longer suspect list for why his bond should be reduced.

But prosecutors said the victims' families were threatened and he wrote letters from jail asking for information about ISIS.

Streater's cousin said she doesn't think he is a threat to the community, while those here for the victims' families said they were relieved.

"Because I don't think that he's a threat to the community. He has been fully cooperative and he has tried to get this expedited to take care of it," said Streater's cousin, Sherri Coleman.

“Today’s a small victory and they’re relieved,” said Verna White with Tennessee Voices for Victims. “When a violent crime and victims are thrown into this arena, it’s foreign to them.”

Streater will remain in jail on $750,000 bond.

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