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Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke
Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder for allegedly murdering his niece, seven year old Willow Long.

Our news partners at WAND-TV report DeRyke has been charged with First Degree Murder, for allegedly stabbing his niece to death.  If he is convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence.

DeRyke will appear with legal counsel before a judge Thursday. Willow Long’s disappearance and death remain under investigation.