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Celestine officially charged in death of 12-year-old St. James girl

Celestine officially charged in death of 12-year-old St. James girl
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 2:02pm

The man held in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey has officially been charged with her murder.

John Celestine is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Dorsey, whose body was found nearly a week after she went missing in St. James Parish.

Celestine is the fiancé of Dorsey's mother.

Celestine had been held earlier on a charge of obstructing justice.

We're told prosecutors will have the option of seeking the death penalty.

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