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Unsolved for more than a decade, the homicide of GHS student Brandon Billings (pictured) finally goes before a jury this week as Chad Reeves is tried for first-degree murder.
Murder case break came in 2010

By SHANNON WATKINS and CHUCK BURRESS, Staff

INDEPENDENCE — The break in the cold case investigation of Brandon Billings’ 2002 slaying occurred in 2010 when the former live-in girlfriend of accused slayer Chad Alan Reeves implicated him in the case, court proceedings revealed Monday.

Grayson Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught said in opening arguments that Tammy Semones provided the break when she described for investigators what Reeves told her in the hours after Billings was killed on Oct. 6, 2002.

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