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Sep 25, 2012 5:09 PM

Man Accused Of Killing And Raping Pregnant Jogger In Russell County Appears In Court

A man accused of murdering and raping a pregnant Russell County mother made a court appearance Tuesday.

Christopher Allman is charged with murder, fetal homicide, kidnapping, robbery, evidence tampering and being a persistent felony offender. Police say Allman strangled 31-year-old Sarah Hart while she was jogging along U.S. 127 near Jamestown in June. Allman was later also indicted for allegedly raping Hart.

The mother of three was believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant at the time.

At issue in court Tuesday was Allman's attorney asking the judge to have letters that Allman is receiving in jail no longer be copied by investigators, saying it is a violation. No decision was made immediately, and the judge said a decision will be made at a later date.

Allman will face the death penalty in the case, prosecutors said in July.

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