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Judge sends murder case to grand jury

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The case against a 51-year-old Vicksburg man charged in the 2008 death of a retired assistant police chief will be presented to a grand jury, a Warren County judge has ruled.

Circuit Judge M. James Chaney issued the order Wednesday after a hearing for Tyler Lee Smith. The next grand jury meets Jan. 25.

Smith is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 75-year-old Walter Cole. Authorities say Cole was robbed before he was killed and his body found in his car on a city street on July 23, 2008.

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