Hearing set for man accused in hotel murder

Hearing set for man accused in hotel murder

February 22nd, 2011 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

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A Hamilton County Sessions Court judge has set a hearing date for a 29-year-old man accused of murder.

Brandon Eugene Russell will have a preliminary hearing on March 15. Court-appointed defense attorney Kevin Loper will represent Russell in the upcoming hearing.

Chattanooga police arrested Russell on Jan. 9, three days after a cleaning lady found the beaten body of Meco Siler in her room at a local extended stay motel.

More in tomorrow's edition of the Times Free Press.

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