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Dotson indicted in slaying of former Baylor teammmate Patrick Dennehy
Former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson, shown in this Aug. 19, 2003 photo, was indicted Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, in the murder of his former teammate and roommate Patrick Dennehy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Associated Press

WACO, Texas — Former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson was indicted Wednesday in the murder of his former teammate and roommate Patrick Dennehy.

The McLennan County grand jury heard evidence for about 90 minutes before handing up an indictment against Dotson, who has been jailed in his home state of Maryland since his July 21 arrest.

The indictment, which contains a single murder count, alleges Dotson shot Dennehy on or about June 12. Dennehy's body was found in a field near a rock quarry southeast of town July 25.

He had been shot twice in the head, according to an autopsy report.

A Chestertown, Md., judge agreed last week to keep Dotson in jail for up to 60 more days as Texas prosecutors sought the grand jury indictment needed to begin the extradition process.

Dennehy's disappearance in mid-June, and the naming of Dotson as a "person of interest" in the case, prompted intense scrutiny of Baylor and its basketball program.

Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss and athletic director Tom Stanton resigned Aug. 8. School investigators said they discovered that Bliss was involved in two players receiving improper financial aid, and that staff members did not properly report failed drug tests.

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