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Case to Move Forward for Crimora Man Charged with Attempted Murder

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A Crimora man accused of trying to kill his live-in girlfriend will see his case move forward to a grand jury.

This isn't the first time Charles Spencer has had trouble with the women in his life.

Spencer and his attorney asked for the case to be thrown out Friday -  but the judge decided to move the case forward.

Spencer's live-in girlfriend testified that he almost killed her in early June. The prosecution says the 66-year-old man got into an argument with his girlfriend, then cut off the woman's circulation and said "I'll kill you like Maggie." The commonwealth's attorney says this is a reference to another girlfriend of his that disappeared back in 2008.

In 2003, police also had suspicions that Spencer was involved in his wife's death. The defense, however, raised doubts about the case on the grounds that the alleged victim didn't seek treatment until the next day, and also took off with Spencer's car that evening.

Spencer's girlfriend who disappeared in 2008, Margaret White, has yet to be found. Police are also still investigating the 2003 death of Spencer's wife Jo-Ann. In that case, Spencer was a suspect but no arrest was ever made.

The current case goes to grand jury next month. Spencer is also facing weapons and drug charges.

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