EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFayette Murder Suspect Waives Right To Preliminary hearing
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 20, 2013 5:39 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 20, 2013 6:54 PM EDT
Fayetteville, Fayette County , West Virginia
A Fayette County man charged with killing his girlfriend has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
William "Fred" Cody of Fayetteville is charged with first degree murder.
He is accused of killing his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Santanae Byers, 24, last month.
She was found dead inside a shed at Cody's house,
Byers' family has said they were worried for her safety, after a history of fights with him and because of the couple's age difference.
Cody remains in the Southern Regional Jail without bond. His case will head to the Fayette County grand jury this fall.
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