Couple arraigned on murder charges - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Couple arraigned on murder charges after body found in basement

1404 Arling Avenue 1404 Arling Avenue
Louisville, KY -

By Chris McGill - bio | email

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) - A man and woman accused of killing the man they were supposed to be caring for were arraigned Wednesday morning. Heather Lynn Baringer, 42, and 48-year-old Dennis Mitchell Hall are accused of murder, tampering with physical evidence and several other charges in the death of Jeffrey Bishop.

Both pleaded not guilty and were being held on $150,000 full cash bond. Their next court date was set for Sept. 20.

On Sept. 7, LMPD officers were called to the home Baringer and Hall were renting in the 1400 block of Arling Avenue after someone told police there may be a body inside the home. When police arrived, they discovered a strong odor coming from inside the home.

After searching the property, police found the body of Bishop, 53, in the basement wrapped in blankets, plastic and covered with a piece of carpet.

Police say the couple got into an argument with Bishop about money and Hall strangled Bishop sometime in late August, then hid his body in the basement of the home they all shared. Afterwards, Baringer and Hall reportedly continued to use Bishop's bank account and cash his disability checks.

We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

Barringer and Hall's next court date was set for Sept. 20.

 


 

Previous story:

Copyright 2010 WAVE. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • Was Albany ready for Irma?

    Was Albany ready for Irma?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:19:38 GMT

    Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during Tropical Storm Irma.

    More >>

    Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during Tropical Storm Irma.

    More >>
  • Albany leader has a personal stake in SWGA diabetes education

    Albany leader has a personal stake in SWGA diabetes education

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:16:24 GMT

    Commissioner Jon Howard said some of the highest diabetes rates in the city are found in his ward, and he is hosting a diabetes town hall meeting.

    More >>

    Commissioner Jon Howard said some of the highest diabetes rates in the city are found in his ward, and he is hosting a diabetes town hall meeting.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly