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Roanoke man indicted on murder, other charges

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The suspect in a double stabbing / murder that happened in Southeast Roanoke last month has been indicted by a grand jury.

Michael Iseman was indicted Monday on charges murder, attempted capital murder, and aggravated malicious wounding in connection to the case.

On the morning of November 6, Roanoke Police responded to a duplex near the intersection of 7th Street and Albemarle Avenue after receiving reports of a stabbing there. When they arrived on scene, they found Elizabeth Wood on the front porch of the duplex with multiple stab wounds. She survived the attack but was "severely injured and was caused to suffer permanent and significant physical impairment" according to the indictment.

Inside the upstairs apartment, officers found the body of Wood's mother Jeanne Smith, who had also been stabbed multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to court documents, Wood told investigators that Iseman, her mother's husband, had attacked them. He was arrested later that afternoon following a traffic stop in Henry County.

He's currently being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next week.