Man's murder case sent to grand jury

Local - 11/18/2013 5:59 PM by Karen Franklin
PRINCETON - The murder case of a 21-year-old Wyoming County man charged with killing his father's co-worker will be sent to the grand jury.

On Monday, Oscar Ross Combs Jr. appeared before Magistrate James Dent, who found enough probable cause to keep him in jail. The defendant's father, Oscar Ross Combs Sr., was also set to appear for his own murder hearing, but decided to delay his time period.

The father-son duo is accused of killing 55-year-old James "Bo" Butler in Mercer County in 2011 and then dumping the body near Crumpler Road in Herndon. In court, prosecutors questioned law enforcement, who say the pair shot Butler once in the back of the head with a .22-caliber gun, cut up the body and then dumped it.

Although Butler's body was found more than two years ago, new information recently led police to make the arrests. Both the family of the victim and the family of the alleged murderers were in court, but denied speaking to media.

"I always have to say with these cases the defendant is innocent until proven guilty, and we look forward to bringing this case on to court," Asst. Prosecuting Attorney John McGinnis told WOAY. "So we continue to work these cases until the very end."
The grand jury is set to meet in February.


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