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Man accused in the grisly death of a TWU student is indicted on child porn charge

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TyLisa C. Johnson, The Dallas Morning News

A man accused of killing a 24-year-old woman whose body was found dismembered and burned near Lake Grapevine last year has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Charles Dean Bryant, 31, was indicted Aug. 24 on the felony charge, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.The indictment alleges he had photos and videos of children engaging in sexual conduct.

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Charles Dean Bryant
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Bryant was charged in December in the slaying of Jacqueline Vandagriff, a student at Texas Woman's University whose body was found in a plastic kiddie pool in September 2016 in Grapevine's Acorn Woods Park.

While investigating the killing, police examined Bryant's phone and "stumbled onto images suspected to be child pornography," Sgt. Robert Eberling, police spokesman, said at the time.

Bryant is in the Tarrant County jail, with bail set at $1,075,000. He is scheduled for trial Dec. 4, according to court records.