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Man indicted in murder of transgender teen

A George County grand jury indicted Joshua Vallum on a murder charge in the killing of Mercedes Williamson. (Photo Source: WLOX) A George County grand jury indicted Joshua Vallum on a murder charge in the killing of Mercedes Williamson. (Photo Source: WLOX)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The man accused in the murder of a transgender teen will return to court in February. 
    
A grand jury indicted Josh Vallum of murder in December in the 2015 killing of Mercedes Williamson.

As we previously reported, Williamson was born Michael Christopher Wilkins. According to George County investigators, 17-year-old Williamson died from head trauma in June. Investigators say Williamson was beaten to death, then buried on property that belongs to Vallum's father.

The district attorney's office says Vallum will return to court Feb. 1.

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