Accused killer of Sadie Roberts-Joseph indicted for murder of civil rights activist

Man accused of murdering activist, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, officially indicted

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The man accused of killing a Baton Rouge civil rights activist and dumping her body in the trunk of her own car was indicted Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge, court documents on Nov. 13 show.

Ronn Bell, 38, faces a mandatory life sentence in prison if convicted of the Baton Rouge icon’s slaying.

Roberts-Joseph was discovered on July 12 suffocated in the trunk of her car behind and abandoned house.

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Bell was a former tenant of Roberts-Joseph’s and was allegedly behind on rent payments.

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