The Henry County Grand Jury voted 10-to-2 not to indict James Elwood Fowler of homicide on Oct. 26.
Fowler, 57, of Smithfield was charged with murdering his brother-in-law Nick Bibelhauser, 61, of Smithfield on Sept. 1. According to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Barry Moore Fowler was cleared of all charges.
“Detective Buhts presented the case to the grand jury with all possible homicide charges,” Moore said. “The grand jury voted 10-to-2 not to indict. The jury voted a no true bill and Fowler will not have any other charges.”
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