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Man to stand trial for 29-year-old murder

7:04 PM, Feb 5, 2013   |    comments
Curtis Tyner
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ATLANTA - The Fulton County District Attorney's office said Tuesday that a 65-year-old man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and strangling a woman 29 years ago will stand trial for her murder this week.

Curtis Tyner faces charges of murder, felony murder, kidnapping with bodily injury, aggravated assault with intent to rape, robbery by force and sexual battery in connection with the death of 30-year-old Martha Anne Mickel of Smyrna in 1984.

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Mickel's body was discovered floating in Bear Creek in South Fulton County in April 1984. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher is presiding over the trial.

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