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Trio indicted for allegedly killing Columbus preacher

The 44-year-old preacher was found shot to death inside his Ford Expedition in March 2011 under the Oglethorpe bridge in Downtown Columbus. The 44-year-old preacher was found shot to death inside his Ford Expedition in March 2011 under the Oglethorpe bridge in Downtown Columbus.
Michael Ingram (Source: Columbus Police Department) Michael Ingram (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Donnie Forte (Source: Columbus Police Department) Donnie Forte (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Joel Thomas (Source: Columbus Police Department) Joel Thomas (Source: Columbus Police Department)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Three men were indicted by a Muscogee County Grand jury in the murder of Columbus preacher, Reverend Blanchard Thomas.

Michael Ingram, Joel Thomas and Donnie Forte were indicted on three counts of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The 44-year-old preacher was found shot to death inside his Ford Expedition in March 2011 under the Oglethorpe Bridge in Downtown Columbus.


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