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Canton, Georgia (CNN) - Ryan Brunn, the suspect in the slaying of a 7-year-old Georgia girl who lived in the apartment complex where he worked, wore a bullet-proof vest during his first court appearance Thursday.
Brunn entered the Cherokee County Superior Court wearing an orange jumpsuit and a tan bullet-proof vest. His hands were shackled during the court appearance, which lasted only a few minutes.
Authorities arrested the 20-year-old maintenance worker Wednesday afternoon and have charged him with killing Jorelys Rivera, who was last seen alive Friday near a playground at the apartment complex in Canton. Investigators found her body in a trash compactor there three days later.
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