Virginia Beach slaying suspect served 20 years for murder

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man charged with murdering a woman in his hotel is an ex-convict who served 20 years for killing a woman under similar circumstances in the 1980s.

At a preliminary hearing Friday, a judge found probable cause to send a murder charge against 67-year-old James Richard King to a grand jury.

Police say that last year King killed 53-year-old Lexie Walters, a woman he’d been seeing on and off, at a Days Inn in the city.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that court records show King served 20 years in Ohio after being convicted of murdering the mother of a bride he met at a wedding in Lucas County in 1986.

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