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Man who lived with girlfriend's dead body to stand trial

December 4, 2012 |  9:04 am
Devon Epps during a December 2011 court appearance.

A jury is being selected in Stockton to hear the murder case against a man accused of living for months with his girlfriend's dead body.

Devon Epps was evicted from his apartment in December 2011. The next day, when the apartment manager stopped by, they found a dead body in the bathroom.

The body had been there for some time, authorities said.

Epps was arrested and then arraigned a few days later. At an earlier hearing, he yelled at a San Joaquin County judge, according to Fox 40.

Investigators identified the body as Veronica Jones, who was last seen at a family function with Epps in May 2011.


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Photo: Devon Epps during a December 2011 court appearance. Credit: Fox 40.