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2 men indicted 5 years after murder

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two men have been indicted in what Hinds County prosecutors are calling a murder for hire in 2008.

Kenny Dwayne Bingham, 29, and Kelvin Rayshaw Washington, 30, are both charged with murder and kidnapping, according to Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

Smith expects the charge to be upgraded to capital murder. Bingham was arrested in Harrison County but has not been brought back to Hinds County.

Investigators believe Bingham and Washington were hired to kill Larry Hunter, 48, in February 2008.

Hunter was found shot to death on the passenger side floorboard of his pickup. He had also been robbed.

Smith is not releasing what evidence investigators have linking Bingham and Washington to the murder or who may have hired them.

Bingham and Washington were first arrested in the case in May 2011.

A Hinds County grand jury failed to indict the men, along with David Scott Fultz, 42, in 2012. Fultz was also considered a suspect, but he was hit by a train in September 2012 and died.

Smith says he expects more arrests and indictments in the case.

Former Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin said in 2011 the case was a robbery and the two suspects had knowledge that he had money possibly from an income tax return.

After the arrests in May 2011, family members said they were grateful after waiting three long years and now they want justice.

"They didn't have to do my brother like that," Hunter said. "And I want them to pay. I've been praying for this three years and I ain't stopped praying yet."

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