SC inmate indicted on capital murder count in Va.

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A man already serving a prison term in South Carolina now faces a capital murder charge after his indictment on charges related to the fatal shooting of an off-duty Norfolk police officer in Virginia Beach.  

 
The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/UQT884) reports that a grand jury handed up the indictment Monday against 21-year-old Lewis Perry. He now faces life in prison or death in connection with the slaying in October 2010 of 25-year-old Victor Decker.  
 
Police have said little about how they have linked Perry to Decker's killing.  
 
Perry is originally from Norfolk. He is serving a nearly 97-year sentence in federal prison in Bennettsville, S.C., for a string of violent robberies before Decker's death.  
 
Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty in Decker's slaying.
 

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