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SC inmate indicted on capital murder count in Va.

A man already serving a prison term in South Carolina now faces a capital murder charge after his indictment on charges related to the fatal shooting of an off-duty Norfolk police officer in Virginia Beach.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A man already serving a prison term in South Carolina now faces a capital murder charge after his indictment on charges related to the fatal shooting of an off-duty Norfolk police officer in Virginia Beach.


The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/UQT884) reports that a grand jury handed up the indictment Monday against 21-year-old Lewis Perry. He now faces life in prison or death in connection with the slaying in October 2010 of 25-year-old Victor Decker.


Police have said little about how they have linked Perry to Decker's killing.


Perry is originally from Norfolk. He is serving a nearly 97-year sentence in federal prison in Bennettsville, S.C., for a string of violent robberies before Decker's death.


Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty in Decker's slaying.


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