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Woman arrested in election official's murder

ATHENS, MONROE COUNTY (WRCB) - A woman being held in the Monroe County Jail is charged in a high profile murder in Sweetwater.

Jessica Kennedy Powers is charged with felony murder and other crimes in the death of a Monroe County Election Chairman Jim Miller.

Powers was arrested in Meigs County on unrelated charges.

She was transferred to Monroe County where she's now being held on a half million dollar bond.

Miller was shot to death in the summer, then stuffed in the trunk of his car, which was set on fire.

The TBI hasn't said what Powers' link to the victim is, or what the motive was.

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