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Man who confessed to murdering grandma appears in court

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Neighbors watched on as Sol Holland was handcuffed in front of the home he shared with his grandma. on Lexington Circle. Neighbors watched on as Sol Holland was handcuffed in front of the home he shared with his grandma. on Lexington Circle.
Bobbie Edinbourgh, 74, was found dead by her son last week. Bobbie Edinbourgh, 74, was found dead by her son last week.
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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A North Memphis man appeared in court for the first time since he was arrested and charged with the murder of his own grandmother.

Neighbors watched on as Sol Holland, 24, was handcuffed in front of the home he shared with his grandma on Lexington Circle.

Bobbie Edinbourgh, 74, was found dead by her son last week. Police say Holland confessed to the murder. He is now charged with first degree murder.

Neighbors are shocked after hearing about the violent crime.

"He was a nice kid. He is a nice kid. There was nothing bad about him," said Ambra Kidd, who lives nearby.

Holland was arraigned in court Friday morning. He told the judge he does not have a lawyer and he needs to "talk to my people".

According to the affidavit of complaint, Holland already told investigators and witnesses that he choked and stabbed his grandmother.

"I said, 'Sorry about your family, the loss of your grandmother. Do y'all need anything?" neighbor Ronie Tutton told Action News 5. "He simply said, 'OK.' and he walked on off."

Holland will be back in court June 28.

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