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Smith County man charged with 2012 murder


POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:50pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:54pm

Smith County Sheriff's today called a news conference to announce they solved a case with has been open for nearly a year.

Smith County Sheriff's office arrested 69 year-old Anthony Joseph Miller, of Smith County for the murder of adam palacios back in September 2012.

Sheriff Larry Smith tells us, after a 10-month investigation they found enough evidence to arrest miller on monday.

Two weeks after Palacios went missing his body was found in field in a rural area in Anderson County.

Sheriff Smith believes Miller and Palacios had a personal relationship of drug-dealing.

Sheriff Larry Smith tells KETK, this is a drug-related homicide.

Miller's bond has been set at $1-million dollars.

Sheriff Smith tells us, the narcotics and detective unit gathered enough evidence for a successful conclusion in this murder case.

Sheriff Smith tells us, this is an on-going investigation and the victim's family has been notified of the arrest.

We will continue to update you as this story develops.

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