Henry County murder suspect's charge certified

Benjamin Tovar had a preliminary hearing Friday

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter
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Deputies said Tovar was arrested in Dallas, Texas on outstanding warrants.

HENRY COUNTY - A Henry County murder suspect's case is moving forward.

Friday, a judge certified Benjamin Tovar's second-degree murder charge.

It will now go to a grand jury in July.

The judge did not certify Tovar's charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The commonwealth attorney's office will decide whether or not to reindict Tovar on the charge.

Tovar is accused of killing his co-worker at the Knights Inn in 2015.

In 2016, Tovar was found mentally incompetent to stand trial and was ordered to receive treatment.

He was recently re-examined and found to be competent to stand trial.

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