SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man has been bound over for trial in connection with a 1997 killing.
Sequoyah County Special Judge Larry Langley ruled Friday that Rex Robbins III should be bound over for trial in the beating death of 28-year-old Mitchell Nixon. The Southwest Times Record reports that Robbins was bound over on a first-degree murder charge and an alternate charge of first-degree felony murder.
He was also bound over on a robbery charge for allegedly taking Nixon's pickup.
Authorities found Nixon's body on Oct. 9, 1997, near Sallisaw. Agents discovered a bloody rock next to Nixon's head.
Robbins wasn't arrested until earlier this year after Sequoyah County authorities took a fresh look at the case.