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Shaffer indicted on 17 criminal charges, including premeditated murder

FAYETTEVILLE, TN (WAFF) – A man accused of killing his estranged wife, three of her family members and two other people was indicted on 17 criminal counts in Tennessee, including five counts of premeditated first-degree murder.

A Lincoln County, Tennessee grand jury indicted Jacob Shaffer, who is being held in the Riverbend Detention Facility in Nashville, on charges including aggravated rape, abuse of a corpse, child neglect and child abuse.

Shaffer is accused of stabbing to death his estranged wife Traci Shaffer, her son Devin Brooks, his friend Robert Berber Brock, Traci's father Billy Hall and her brother Chris Hall on July 18, 2009 at two residences in Lincoln County.

He's also accused of beating Sidney Dempsey to death at a Huntsville business.

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