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Clay Grand Jury: Jarred Harrell Indicted on 4 Counts in Somer Thompson Case

5:50 PM, Apr 1, 2010   |    comments
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CLAY COUNTY, FL - A grand jury indicted Jarred Harrell today on four counts, nearly a week after he was charged in the death of Somer Thompson.

A Clay County grand jury returned a four count indictment charging Harrell with murder in the first degree, kidnapping, sexual battery, and lewd or lascivious battery in connection with the death of Somer.

Seven-year-old Somer disappeared on Oct. 19 on her way home from school. He body was found a couple of days later in a Georgia landfill.

Around 4 p.m. today, the grand jury returned the four-count indictment against Harrell, which Judge William Wilkes accepted. Wilkes did not set a bond on the charges. 


Harrell's arraignment on the indictment is April 8. He was charged Friday with the death of Thompson.

Harrell was extradited from Mississippi on child pornography charges, not related to the Somer case. The Clay County Sheriff's Office said, however, at that time that Harrell was a person of interest. 

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