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Man accused in transgender teen murder must surrender DNA sample

Josh Vallum (Photo source: WLOX News file photo, July 2015) Josh Vallum (Photo source: WLOX News file photo, July 2015)
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GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The man accused of killing a transgender teenager in George County will give prosecutors a DNA sample.

Josh Vallum agreed to surrender his DNA after Judge Robert Krebs granted the District Attorney's Office a search warrant during a hearing Thursday morning.

Vallum is accused of killing Mercedes Williamson in June 2015. The 17 year old was beaten to death and buried in a wooded area off Odom Rd. in the Rocky Creek community.

Vallum is schedule to go to trial on July 18.

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