Calif. man indicted on charge of killing daughter

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Posted: Dec 08, 2009 8:00 PM

A California grand jury has indicted a man whose decomposed daughter was found in the freezer of his motor home.

The Orange County district attorney's office says 56-year-old Clarence Butterfield was indicted Tuesday on one count of murder during torture and mayhem and one count of assault with a firearm.

Butterfield is accused of shooting and suffocating his 21-year-old daughter Rebekah in 2006 and storing her body in a 5-foot freezer.

Authorities found the badly decomposing body in his RV last year after Butterfield was arrested and sent to Nevada on an unrelated criminal warrant.