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Indictment adds charges against murder suspect

Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. — A Mankato man who allegedly posed as a fire inspector has been indicted on 13 new charges, including four counts of first-degree murder, in the rape and killing of a Mankato woman.

The grand jury heard evidence in the case last week.

With the new charges, Jody Lee Miller, 32, is now charged with 19 felonies in the attack on Judith Kay Ellgen, 53.

Her nude body was found by police in her apartment on Feb. 23. Authorities allege that Miller used his disguise to gain entrance to her apartment. Preliminary tests showed she died from asphyxia due to manual strangulation.

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Blue Earth District Judge Bradley Walker on Monday set bail at $750,000 on the new charges.

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