Suspect in 2008 Valdosta murder indicted by grand jury - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Suspect in 2008 Valdosta murder indicted by grand jury

Posted: Updated:
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
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:57:38 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School.The "Go Back. Move Ahead." Campaign will help Georgians who completed some college to return and finish their degrees.It's part of Governor Deal's "Complete College Georgia" initiative. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection."People are always learning and we want to make sure that we embrace that when they come back to schools," said Beth ...More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School.The "Go Back. Move Ahead." Campaign will help Georgians who completed some college to return and finish their degrees.It's part of Governor Deal's "Complete College Georgia" initiative. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection."People are always learning and we want to make sure that we embrace that when they come back to schools," said Beth ...More >>
  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:34:46 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
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.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.