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Yesterday, the police department announced an arrest in the 11-year-old murder of Shaquita Bell. Ex-boyfriend Michael Dickerson was charged for Bell’s murder along with the murder of Sean A. Thomas. Both died in 1996. Bell’s body has never been found.
Here are the charging documents related to those cases, for the Bell murder and the Thomas murder. Both documents lay out the cases against Dickerson. They also provide a detailed narrative of events that lead to Bell’s and Thomas’ deaths and the investigation into their murders.