Man charged with murder has case bound over to grand jury

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The man accused of shooting a woman in the face and then dumping her body in an East Knoxville alleyway learned in court Thursday morning his case had been bound over to a grand jury.

Robert Atkins, 38, faces charges including first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and several firearm-related counts.

Officers discovered the body of 29-year-old Kaitlyne Warwick in the alley between Iredell Avenue and Pickett Avenue last month.

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Knoxville Police’s Violent Crimes Unit linked Atkins to the murder. Atkins was later located and arrested at a home along Pickett Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing.

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