Bizarre murder case sent to grand jury in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Mobile judge has ruled there is enough evidence for a grand jury to consider the case against a part-time evangelist charged with killing his wife, whose body was stuffed in a freezer.

The judge ruled Wednesday at a preliminary hearing that there is probable cause to charge 37-year-old Anthony Hopkins with murder in the death of his wife, Arletha Hopkins.

The 36-year-old wife had not been seen for at least three years before her body was found July 28 in a freezer at their home in north Mobile.

He also is charged with rape, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse in an alleged attack on a female relative.

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