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Alleged Murderer Wins Primary

(Boone County, IN) - One primary election in central Indiana this week saw an alleged murderer win his race for local office.


40-year-old Andrew Wilhoite of Lebanon received enough Republican votes for a Township Board position. According to results posted by the Boone County Clerk's Office, Wilhoite was one of three candidates for a three-person board. He received just under 22 percent of the votes.


Unfortunately, the candidate is also currently an inmate. Wilhoite is being held in the Boone County Jail without bond. He’s accused of killing his wife back in March and faces one Level 1 felony murder charge.


A jury trial is scheduled for the end of August. If convicted before November 8, Wilhoite will be automatically removed from the ballot.

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