Bedford County murder suspect indicted on new charges in unrelated case

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MANASSAS, Va. (WDBJ7) The man charged with the murder of the Lyon Sisters in Bedford County has been indicted on new charges in connection with an unrelated case in Northern Virginia.

Lloyd Lee Welch, Jr. was indicted by a grand jury in Manassas, Virginia Monday on felony counts of rape, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, and taking indecent liberties.

Welch is awaiting trial in Bedford County on charges of first degree felony murder for the 1975 deaths of Katherine and Sheila Lyon. Prosecutors believe the sisters were brought to Bedford County and killed after being abducted from a shopping mall near their home.