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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 26-year-old Bedford, Ky. man who has been in custody after a young mother was killed in late November has now been formally indicted for her murder.
According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police post in Campbellsburg, a Trimble County Grand Jury issued a warrant of indictment for Robert L. Baldwin III, 26, of Bedford, Ky., for murder and tampering with physical evidence on Jan. 3.
He was re-arrested on Jan. 7, by the Kentucky State Police at the Carroll County Detention Center, where has been in custody since the murder of Angela M. Long, 24, on Nov. 27, 2013.
Police say Long was killed with a claw hammer.
"We counted 18 hammer strikes to the head," said detective Tim Moore.
Baldwin initially called dispatchers saying he had "hurt someone and they were dead." He was picked up by state troopers not far from the mobile home community in Trimble County where police found Long's body. He was walking in freezing 15 degree weather, headed to the KSP post in Cambellsburg.
During an initial interview with Detective Moore, Baldwin told police he couldn't remember anything that happened, except for "partying" and "smoking marijuana" with Long.
"He says the last thing he remembers is being with her on the couch watching TV, listening to music, and the next thing he remembers is being beside her in the bed covered in her blood," said Moore.
Police found a claw hammer on the floor between a couch and an end table in Long's home.