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Man indicted in Hephzibah homicide

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:18 PM
Last updated Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:39 PM
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Correction: The name of a woman charged, but not indicted, in connection with a Hephzibah homicide has been incorrectly reported, most recently in an article Thursday. Leslie Blair, 41, is a potential witness in the Dec. 5 slaying of Michael Wickert. Blair is no longer a suspect. The Chronicle regrets the error.

A Richmond County grand jury issued an indictment this week that formally accuses a man of murder in a December homicide in Hephzibah.

Joseph Leon-Guerrero, 33, is accused of murder and theft, but two others also arrested were not indicted in the Dec. 5 killing of 48-year-old Michael Wickert on Keron Way.

Larry L. Norton Jr., 31, was named in the indictment but is accused of theft.

A third person, 41-year-old Lisa Blair, was not indicted and is no longer a suspect. Blair told investigators she awoke about 5:30 a.m. Dec. 5 and found Leon-Guerrero standing over Wickert’s body, holding a sledgehammer.

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AutumnLeaves 03/06/13 - 06:26 pm
May Michael rest in peace

May Michael rest in peace now.

carcraft 03/06/13 - 08:32 pm
What were these people

What were these people thinking? What a waste of life!

bumblebeerose 03/07/13 - 02:29 am

They are not thinking that is the problem.

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