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February 23, 2013

Washington, Bush indicted for murder

By special county grand jury for 1974 Windmill Park homicides

FAIRMONT — Eddie Jack Washington and Phillip Reese Bush have been indicted Friday by a special Marion County grand jury on the 1974 triple Windmill Park homicides.

Each was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

They are charged with the execution-style slayings of Guy Lester Phillips, 20; his wife, Wanda Jane Phillips, 19; and Billy Ray Cobb, 27, all of Fairmont’s Montgomery Avenue area.

An indictment is a charge and is not proof of guilt.

Washington, 59, was arrested Feb. 7 outside a grocery store in Tampa, Fla., by U.S. Marshals.

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