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Central Point man indicted on murder and arson charges.
A Central Point man suspected of killing his former girlfriend has been indicted on a murder charge, five counts of first-degree arson and a charge of first-degree abuse of a corpse.
A Jackson County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Wheeler, Thursday after hearing testimony from 13 people in the course of four hours.
Murder carries a possible life sentence with a mandatory 25-year sentence. Arson carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven and a half years. Abuse of a corpse is a class B felony with a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years.