Prosecution rests case against Georgia man in teacher death
ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against a Georgia man charged with hiding the death of a slain high school teacher whose body was burned to ash more than a decade ago.
Jurors in rural Wilcox County heard a fourth day of testimony Thursday against 34-year-old Bo Dukes. He’s charged with concealing a death and lying to police about his role in the October 2005 death of Tara Grinstead. The teacher and beauty queen’s disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade until Dukes and his friend were charged in 2017.
Dukes told investigators he helped his best friend, Ryan Duke, burn Grinstead’s body after the friend broke into her home and killed her. Ryan Duke is charged with murder and is scheduled to stand trial April 1.