CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio man has been indicted in the murder and beheading of his neighbor in a mobile home park.
William Perry of Canton was indicted Tuesday on two counts of aggravated murder in the death of 34-year-old Brett Smith. He could be sentenced to death if convicted.
Smith's body was found Oct. 4 by another neighbor. County Prosecutor John Ferrero says a coroner's report shows Smith died of asphyxiation.
Perry was also charged with gross abuse of a corpse, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence.
Perry has been jailed since Oct. 7 after investigators said he damaged the electric meter box for Smith's home.
Perry's attorney Anthony Koukoutas says he hasn't spoken with his client about the new charges.