The man charged with trying to kidnap a 7-year-old girl from a west Georgia Wal-Mart waived a first appearance hearing Friday morning.

Thomas Andrew Woods, 25, of Austell, was convicted of killing his uncle in 2004 in DeKalb County, according to documents obtained Thursday.

Woods was taken into custody and questioned before being arrested Wednesday afternoon, Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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