A Robertson County grand jury has indicted a man for the 2008 murder of Hank Johnson at a Hearne motel.
Trae Thompson is charged with first degree murder.
Johnson was found severely beaten at the Executive Inn in July 2008 and died days later from his injuries.
Investigators told News 3 in 2011 they were able to trace two guitars stolen from Hank Johnson's motel room the night of the attack to Trae Thompson.
Thompson pled no contest to the theft charges and according to a police report News 3 obtained in 2011, Thompson wasn't listed as a suspect in the murder investigation.
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