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Teenager charged in connection with the death of young Valley woman

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A teenager has been charged in the death of a former Alabama homecoming queen whose body was found in a lake.

Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell Debusk said 19-year-old Valentino Vasquez Miranda was charged with first-degree felony murder on Wednesday morning in the killing of 21-year-old Jennifer Lee Hampton.

DeBusk said Miranda has been held in jail since Sept. 27, when he was arrested for forgery.

The murder charge was filed four days after Hampton's body was identified and 12 days after the young woman from Waterloo, Ala., disappeared from a local motel in Knoxville.

Hampton's body is now back in north Alabama, where funeral arrangements are being made.

 

 

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