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Man Indicted On Charges In Child's Murder

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James Spoonamore James Spoonamore

JACKSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The man accused of pushing a woman off a cliff and then beating her 5-year-old son to death has been indicted by the Jackson County Grand Jury on multiple charges.

Lonnie Belt is accused of murdering 5-year-old James Spoonamore after an altercation with the boy's mother. The altercation was apparently over the alleged theft of $200. 

The child's body was found about half a mile away from where his mother was rescued. 

On Thursday, Belt was indicted on the charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping an adult, kidnapping (victim death), assault 1st, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse. 

November 7th is the next scheduled court date. 

A full cash bond of $1.5 million has been set. 

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