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Nursing home murder suspect appears in court

Accused murder suspect Janet Clements appears before a judge. Accused murder suspect Janet Clements appears before a judge.
Clements was brought into court in a wheelchair and only responded to the judge's questions by shaking or nodding her head. Clements was brought into court in a wheelchair and only responded to the judge's questions by shaking or nodding her head.
(Source: Lowndes County Sheriff) (Source: Lowndes County Sheriff)
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta woman accused of strangling her nursing home roommate Monday night made her first court appearance Friday.

66-year-old Janet Clements was brought into court in a wheelchair and only responded to the judge's questions by shaking or nodding her head.

Clements is accused of murdering 57-year-old Cynthia Weekly after they got into an argument.

As of Friday, police were working to finish up their case report and turn it over to the District Attorney.

"I'm not sure where they are in the case, if they're completely done with it or if they're still following up on some leads," said Valdosta Police Department Lt. Aaron Kirk. "At this point, now it's gonna go the courts. So, as part of the investigation it'll go to the District Attorney's office."

The DA's office said the case will likely go to grand jury in January or February 2015, and then the trial would likely begin in May.

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