Son indicted in death of Athens man

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Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office have jointly been investigating the death of 46 year old Charles Ray Taylor of Athens.

According to the TBI, Monroe County deputies discovered Taylor’s body in a wooded area off Griffith Branch Road in Madisonville on December 26, 2016.

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The Monroe County Grand Jury returned an indictment today charging Taylor’s son, 20 year old Robert Charles Atkins, with one count of First Degree Murder.

The TBI says Atkins was already being held at the Monroe County Jail on unrelated charges.