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Somer Thompson Murder Update: Plea deal expected Friday, says report

This photo provided by the family shows Somer Thompson, a missing seven year old girl in the Grove Park neighborhood of Orange Park, Fla. A daylong search for the missing 7-year-old girl who vanished on her way home from school has produced more than 150 leads, but the child remains missing. (AP Photo/Family Photo) AP

Somer Thompson Murder Update: Plea deal expected Friday, says report
Somer Thompson
AP Photo/Family photo

(CBS/AP/WTEV) GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - The man accused of killing 7-year-old Florida girl Somer Thompson and dumping her body in a Georgia landfill in 2009 is expected to plead guilty to all charges, reports CBS affiliate WTEV.

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Jared Harrell, 26, is scheduled to appear in court Friday. He is accused of killing Somer, who vanished while walking home from school. Authorities say that Harrell's mother lived on the street where she walked.

Thompson's body was found two days after her disappearance in a landfill about 55 miles north of her Orange Park, Fla. home, according to CNN.

Harrell was arrested four months later in Mississippi on unrelated child pornography charges. Two months later, he was charged with murder and sexual battery in connection with Thompson's death.

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