Man accused of homicide appears in court

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Joseph Peace, the man accused of murdering a man on 28 Road, saw his first day in court Thursday.

He is being held on a $1 million bond and will be back in court on April 4.

The district attorney said Peace was in a car with Eric Ludwick, and they got into an argument. Then Peace saw Ludwick reach for something, and told police he wasn't going to wait to see if it was a gun, so he shot Ludwick.

Peace was arrested Wednesday night in Grand Junction.

The prosecution intends to use his criminal past to enhance his charges, according to court records he is no stranger to the justice system.

They also added additional charges besides second-degree murder. Those were possession of a firearm as a previous offender, possession of a defaced firearm, drug charges and distribution of drugs charges.

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