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Prosecutors charge man with homicide in cold case


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin prosecutors have accused a Michigan man of killing another man with his car in 2008.

Erik Smith of Iron Mountain was charged Thursday with multiple counts, including reckless homicide, in connection with Eric Volp's death.

According to the criminal complaint, Smith told a cellmate in federal prison that he ran over Volp with his car and dumped the body in a Marinette County creek. Investigators believe the incident took place late on Oct. 10 or early Oct. 11 but aren't sure where.

It's unclear when Smith spoke with his cellmate. Court records indicate Smith was sentenced in 2010 to 19 1/2 years in federal prison on a child pornography indictment.

Online court records didn't list an attorney for Smith.

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