Chief Judge Robert J. James denied bond Thursday for David Baltodano, 27, in the stabbing death of his Yeager Road neighbor Don Peden, 65.
Peden was on Wednesday when he came home from work and found his neighbor trying to steal his property, the has said.
Peden was formerly an electrician for the AJC, the AJC reported.
Baltodano said in court Thursday he was born in Nicaragua and lived in Miami before moving to Douglas County. His immigration forms are outdated, the Douglas County Sentinel reported.
"I have it, it's just expired," Baltodano said, according to the Sentinel. "I have the money to renew my status. I do have a permit."
No future court date has been set for Baltodano, the AJC reported.