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Murder case headed to grand jury

CHESAPEAKE — It will be up to a Lawrence County grand jury to determine if there is enough evidence to indict a South Point man accused of murder.

Justin Wilson, 25, appeared in Lawrence County Municipal Court on Friday where his case was bound over to the grand jury.

Law enforcement authorities allege Wilson shot and killed 30-year-old Justin Adams on Jan. 13, after an alleged drug-related dispute at a residence on Township Road 616.

He was arrested in late January after about two weeks on the run from police.

According to investigators, Wilson, along with William Rice, 24, who turned himself in to police, allegedly began demanding money they claimed Adams had stolen from them. Wilson allegedly began assaulting Adams and then produced a small caliber handgun and fired at least one shot that struck Adams in the face. Wilson and Rice then allegedly fled the residence.

Also arrested was Nicole Eller, 29. She and Rice were each charged with complicity to commit murder, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.

A grand jury will hear those cases as well.