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UPDATE: Weirton Man Charged in Slaying After Body Found in Closet Is Indicted

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WEIRTON W. Va. (AP) -

UPDATE:

The man who allegedly murdered a woman in an apartment building back in December was indicted by a grand jury on two separate charges on Friday.

Leslie Arnold Jr. was indicted on one charge of armed robbery and possession of a firearm. The second indictment is for the alleged murder of Tanya Garan. Arnold is still behind bars and is scheduled to appear back in court on January 29.


ORIGINAL STORY:

WEIRTON  (AP) - A Weirton man faces a murder charge after police found a woman's body in a closet in his apartment.

Reports show that Leslie Arnold Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 51-year-old Tonia Garan. He also faces charges of armed robbery and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Police found Garan's body wrapped in garbage bags in the closet on Saturday night. Officers went to Arnold's apartment while investigating the robbery of another woman.

The state medical examiner's office says two of Garan's neck bones were snapped.

Garan was reported missing on Dec. 3.

Arnold was arrested Sunday at a residence in Steubenville. Arnold is being held on $100,000 bond at the Northern Regional Jail.

(Original story: Police Find Woman's Body in Armed Robbery Suspect's Apartment)

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