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Updates on the Murder Charge in Case of Missing Teacher

Updates on the Murder Charge in Case of Missing Teacher
Updates on the Murder Charge in Case of Missing Teacher
Posted at 4:30 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 04:20:30-04

IRWIN COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) -- Ryan Duke, who was arrested in Irwin County for the murder of Tara Grinstead, waived his arraignment hearing today in Irwin County Superior Court.

That waiver is an automatic plea of not guilty.

Typically, in an arraignment, the defendant will have the charges read, be asked about his attorney, and be asked to enter a plea.

Duke is charged with five counts, malice murder, felony murder, burglary, aggravated assault, and concealing a death.

Many legal observers expect there will be a change of venue in this case.