02 April 2010
The News Virginian

Authorities said Thursday they charged one of three suspects in a Churchville man’s killing with first-degree murder.

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators added the charge against Andrew Clay Ottinger, 22, of Waynesboro, two weeks after accusing him and two others of conspiracy to commit murder in the slaying of Sean Peter Placko, 42.

Authorities found Placko on March 6, floating in the James River in Bedford County, more than 80 miles from his home at 116 Dry Branch Road. Eleven days later, authorities charged Ottinger, along with a Waynesboro couple, Christopher Michael Dudley, 28, and his wife, Susan, 24.

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