Brandon Theesfeld indictment reveals new details about murder of Ally Kostial: Report

The man accused of killing University of Mississippi student Ally Kostial has been indicted on capital murder charges, a week after his defense team withdrew a request for bond.

On Friday, a Lafayette County grand jury indicted Brandon Theesfeld, 22, for the July murder of the 21-year-old Ole Miss student, WLBT reports. An indictment document obtained by the news outlet shows that authorities believe Theesfeld first kidnapped Kostial, and later shot her.

Kostial was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds at a lake in Harmontown, about 30 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, where Theesfeld was also a student. He was apprehended two days later at a gas station in Memphis.

Last week, Theesfeld’s defense team withdrew their request for bond at a hearing in Lafayette County, and asked that their client receive a psychological evaluation.

Authorities have not yet publicly released a possible motive for the homicide, but reportedly found evidence on Theesfeld’s clothing and in his truck when he was arrested last month.

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