Suspect In Death Of Chief's Daughter In Charlotte Court

The man accused of killing the daughter of Concord's police chief held is being held without bond after an initial appearance in a North Carolina court.

Michael Neal Harvey is charged with murder in the death of 23-year-old Valerie Hamilton, the daughter of Concord police chief Merl Hamilton. The 34-year-old Harvey showed no emotion during a court hearing Wednesday in Charlotte.

Harvey returned to Charlotte on Tuesday. He was being held in New York after his arrest in Niagara Falls on Sept. 20, a day after Hamilton's body was found stuffed in a storage locker.

Harvey has denied he killed Hamilton, saying she died in her sleep from a drug overdose.

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