Police: Man confesses to Somerset woman's murder

Police: Man confesses to Somerset woman's murder
Dwight Mitchell Bell (Source: WLEX)
Dwight Mitchell Bell (Source: WLEX)

SOMERSET, KY (WAVE) - A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a Somerset woman.

According to WLEX, Dwight Mitchell Bell confessed to the murder of Ruthie Carolyn New.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chief William Hunt said that Bell was charged in her murder and no bond had been set.

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Back in August, New's body was found in the activity center of the Denham Street Baptist Church.

Bell was found in Dandridge, Tennessee at a Pilot Travel Center and arrested without incident on charges related to the theft of New's vehicle.  An arrest warrant stated that Bell was wanted in Henry County, Indiana on a strangulation charge.

In 1999, Bell was arrested for the death of his father in Indiana. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to several years in prison.

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