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Murf man in court to face charges he killed 86-year-old neighbor

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro man accused of killing his 86-year-old neighbor is scheduled to make a court appearance today.

WSMV-TV says William Brace is facing a charge of First Degree Murder in the death of neighbor Jean Espy.

Back on March 1, 2015, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested the 60-year-old Brace. Espy's body was discovered the last week of February on a country road in Bedford County.

During the course of the investigation, the TBI developed information that led to Brace as the person responsible for Espy's death in her Murfreesboro apartment, and the individual who moved her body.

Brace has been held without bond in the Rutherford County Jail.

Prosecutors say they could seek the death penalty.