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Hearing Cancelled For Kathy Taft Murder Suspect

A preliminary hearing for the Raleigh man accused of killing Kathy Taft has been cancelled.

Jason Williford had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday in Wake County. The 30-year-old Raleigh man is charged with killing the state school board member from Greenville.

The 62-year-old Taft was killed in early March while staying at a friend's home after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Court officials say Monday's hearing was cancelled because Williford was indicted last week for Taft's murder and rape. A preliminary hearing verifies there is enough evidence for a case to go before a grand jury, but since Williford has already been indicted there is no need for the hearing.

He remains in jail without bond.


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