UPDATE: Preliminary hearing scheduled for Columbus murder suspect

UPDATE: Preliminary hearing scheduled for Columbus murder suspect
Columbus murder suspect arrested in Fla.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A preliminary hearing has been set for a Columbus murder suspect.

On August 8, 2020, Columbus police responded to the area of 32nd Ave. and Cusseta Rd. in reference to a person on the ground. Officers found 31-year-old Antonio Blanding suffering from stab wounds. Blanding was pronounced dead on the scene.

Further investigation resulted in warrants being issued for 35-year-old Vivian Fletcher in September of 2020 for murder and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.

Fletcher was arrested in Shelby County, Florida in April of 2021.

She has since been extradited to Columbus. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 3 at 9 a.m. in Recorder’s Court.

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