(Mobile, Ala.) - During a bond hearing, District Attorney Ashley Rich responded to comments made by murder suspect Brandon Estle the night he was arrested.
And her words seemed to drive a wedge between any type of friendship the two might have had at the time of Justin Hasty's death.
"There's been some talk that they were best friends," said Rich. "They were not best friends. They had been friends in high school at Murphy HIgh School, but their friendship was estranged. And so they were not best friends, as has been reported."
During his arrest, Estle said to members of the media that he and Hasty were good friends and that he acted in self defense that night .
But immediately after today's hearing, the D-A lashed out at those remarks.
"We have no evidence of self defense in this case at this time."
Estle's attorney Jeff Deen said it's his understanding the two were best friends.
"Oh, he's not well. He's not well at all," said Deen. "It's always hard at this point to say much of anything because emotions are real high, I don't have all of the facts."
Hasty went missing Monday.
His body was found the next day in a container in a cotton field in Grand Bay.
Estle was arrested a short time later nearby at his parent's home.
Throughout this morning's hearing, Estle stood by his attorney, appearing very restless and fidgety.
And when it was over, the judge denied Estle bond.
He was returned to metro jail to serve six months for violating his probation on an old DUI charge.
He's now awaiting a preliminary hearing in the murder case set for next month.