CBSN
crimesider

Valerie Hamilton Update: Michael Harvey Indicted for Murder in Police Chief Daughter's Death

Valerie Hamilton (Personal Photo)
Valerie Hamilton Update: Michael Harvey Indicted for Murder in Police Chief Daughter's Death
Valerie Hamilton (Personal Photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS/WBTV) A Charlotte man was indicted by a Mecklenburg County grand jury on murder charges in connection to the mid-September death of Valerie Hamilton, an area police chief's daughter.

PICTURES: Valerie Hamilton Murdered

Michael Neal Harvey, 34, is charged with murder in the death of Valerie Hamilton, the daughter of Concord's police chief, Merl Hamilton.

Harvey was brought back to Charlotte earlier this month after having spent nearly two weeks in a New York jail recovering from drug withdrawal. In his first court appearance earlier this month, Harvey showed no emotion as all of the charges against him were read and he was appointed an attorney.

He has denied killing Hamilton, saying she died in her sleep from a drug overdose.

According to CBS affiliate WBTV, Harvey said very little in his first appearance. It last nearly six minutes and the courtroom was completely cleared except for media, attorneys and court officials.

Harvey was picked up by officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department from the Niagara County jail on Oct. 5.

Earlier this month bond was set at $65,000 on non-murder charges. No bond is currently set on the murder charge.

Harvey was held in New York after his arrest in Niagara Falls on Sept. 20, a day after Hamilton's body was found stuffed in a mini-storage facility in east Charlotte.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF VALERIE HAMILTON ON CRIMESIDER