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Trial Set for Lynchburg Man Accused of Murder

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Lynchburg, VA - The man accused in a murder last weekend in Lynchburg made his first court appearance Friday.

A judge assigned Shawn Lee Johnson a public defender and ruled that his trial will be held in October.

Johnson is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of Thomas Belford. The two men got into a fight Sunday morning, outside of the Old Dominion Lodge. Belford was strangled to death.

Police say Johnson turned himself in after the fight.

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