$1 million bond for three suspects in murder of beloved bartender

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CLEVELAND- The suspects indicted for the murder of a beloved bartender appeared in court Friday.

Earlier this week the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Nigel Brunson, 19, Dana Thomas, 29, and Dwayne Sims, 21, were indicted for the aggravated murder of Melissa “Missy” Brinker, 44, at the Cooley Lounge.

Bond was set at $1 million for each of the three suspects. They all pleaded not guilty.

On Oct. 24, the three men are accused of entering the Cooley Lounge with guns and robbing those inside the bar.

Prosecutors said during the robbery, Brinker went to the back office and was shot.

Officials said the entire robbery was captured on video and forensic evidence links the men to the crime.

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