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Suspect in 2008 Valdosta murder indicted by grand jury

Detectives collect evidence from the scene after the body was discovered in April of 2011 Detectives collect evidence from the scene after the body was discovered in April of 2011
The home on Church Street in Valdosta where the body was found The home on Church Street in Valdosta where the body was found
Brad Shealy Brad Shealy
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The man suspected in a Valdosta murder nearly six years ago is now facing charges for the crime.
 
A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted 33 year old John Chambers on multiple charges, including felony and malice murder.

Chambers is accused of beating his grandfather to death in his grandfather's home in Valdosta in 2008, burying the body in the back yard, and then cashing his grandfather's social security checks for the next two years.

Chambers was caught in April of 2011 in the Atlanta area when he attempted to commit suicide. He told police he had information about the death and told  police where to look for the body. The body was found a few weeks later at a home on Church Street in Valdosta.
 
"He's been indicted on both [felony and malice murder]," said Lowndes County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brad Shealy. "But, if there's evidence to find him guilty, they can only find one or the other, but not both. It's only one murder, it's just a question of how the jury finds how he committed the offense, if they find he did it at all."

Chambers is currently being held in the Lowndes County jail.

Pre-trial motions will likely be heard in June, and the actual trial could start as early as August.

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