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Suspect Charged with Capital Murder in Woman's Death

Photo: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept. Photo: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept.

AUGUST 8, 2006 - Posted at 11:03 a.m. CDT, updated at 3:26 p.m.

 

JONESBORO, AR - A Bay man was formally charged with capital murder this afternoon in the death of a Jonesboro woman whose body was found Saturday in Big Bay Ditch, in eastern Craighead County.

A man described as her estranged boyfriend and identified as James Waller, 23, has been in custody since Saturday, and was formally charged in a probable cause hearing at 1 p.m. in Craighead County District Court.  The victim is identified as 24-year-old Cassandra Adney.

Waller was arrested Saturday on drug-related charges. 

Judge Keith Blackman set bond for Waller at $1 million.

According to a missing persons report filed by the victim's mother, Adney had been in a dispute with Waller regarding child custody and child support. 

Adney was reported missing last Wednesday and her body was found Saturday near Bay by a farmer.

The incident marks the fourth homicide in Craighead County this year.

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