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Bond denied for Va. man accused in woman's death

Tuesday - 7/16/2013, 4:10am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Richmond-area man accused of killing his mother-in-law in December will remain in jail until his trial.

A Lynchburg judge on Monday denied bond for Scott Christman Miles. He's charged with first-degree murder in the death of 86-year-old Lynda Yeatts Slocum in her Lynchburg home.

The News & Advance reports ( ) that Lynchburg Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Felmlee revealed at the hearing that Slocum suffered a broken neck and a severed spinal column, and died of blunt-force trauma.

Court documents show Slocum's home was broken into and ransacked. She was found in a chair with a wooden magazine rack on her chest.

A search warrant says cell phone records put Miles in the area around the time of her death.

It was not immediately clear whether Miles had an attorney.

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