CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County grand jury will be the next stop for murder charges against a Charleston man who allegedly killed a police informant.
Marlon “Ice” Dixon, 37, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. He allegedly shot and killed Branda Basham July 12. Her body was found along the railroad tracks on Charleston’s West Side.
Basham, 22, was a police informant. Charleston detectives allege Dixon found out and blamed Basham for heroin charges against him.
Dixon remains in the South Central Regional Jail without bail.