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Woman charged in Hoyt Birge murder goes before grand jury today

Woman charged in Hoyt Birge murder goes before grand jury
Posted at 6:43 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 02:48:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee woman charged with accessory after the fact in the murder of Hoyt Birge goes before a judge and a grand jury today.

Paige Vowell, arrested in May, is accused of cleaning up the crime scene.

Vowell was released on $25,000 bond.

But now prosecutors want to see her charges upgraded after they say she contacted Peter Tournay, another victim in the crime that occurred when Birge, 32, was killed.

Additionally, Vowell failed to show up for court in Wakulla County.

A judge re-instated her bond.

Vowell is among eight people charged in connection to Birge's death. He was killed during a fight over a drug deal and robbery. 

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