A man in Indiana suspected of murdering his wife in March just won a township board primary election while being held in jail without bond.
Andrew Wilhoite, 40, was given 60 of 276 votes by Republicans in a race for three seats on the Clinton Township Board, according to a report.
Aside from his political run, Wilhoite has made news for being the man charged with the murder of his wife, Elizabeth Wilhoite.
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Wilhoite is accused of beating his 41-year-old wife over the head and dumping her body into a creek several miles from their house, according to police.
The body of Elizabeth Wilhoite was found submerged in 3 feet of water on March 26.
She had filed for divorce on March 17 after 12 years of marriage, the report noted.
Jury selection for Andrew Wilhoite's trial is slated to begin on Aug. 29, according to the report.
A conviction prior to the general election on Nov. 8 would see him automatically removed from the ballot.
Wilhoite is running in a race in which no Democrat has filed to run, according to the report.
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"Under our legal system, every person is innocent until proven guilty," said Brad King, co-director of the Indiana Election Division.