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Man indicted on 1st-degree murder charge in death of 18-year-old found in car

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An Anoka County grand jury has indicted Alberto Palmer, 23, with first-degree murder in the slaying of Brittany Clardy, an 18-year-old found dead in February in a car that had been towed to a Columbia Heights impound lot.

Palmer had been charged with second-degree murder, but he appeared in court Monday to be indicted on the more serious charge, FOX 9 reported.

Police believe that Clardy had been working as a prostitute and that she arranged to meet clients, including Palmer, online. Palmer is accused of killing her with a hammer. His bail remains at $2 million and he is next due in court June 27, the Pioneer Press reports.

Clardy's parents spoke earlier this month to the media. "We want people to know that she was our daughter. She was a person. She was loved," her father Alvin Clardy, said, KARE 11 reported.

Clardy had been bright, beaming and confident, friends told the Star Tribune. A grade-school teacher called her a high achiever, and a neighbor recalled “a beautiful young girl, always laughing and smiling,” the newspaper reported.

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