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1:02 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Man Bound Over for Trial on Murder Charge

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.