28-year-old Christopher W. Allman has been indicted for rape after a meeting of the Russell County Grand Jury on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
The new charge is in addition to original charges of murder, robbery 1st degree, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence,a charge that arises from his alleged effort to hide 31-year-old Sarah Hart's body.
Allman was also indicted on Friday, June 22 with additional charges of Fetal Homicide and being a Persistent Felony Offender.
Police say Allman strangled Hart to death in June, then tried to hide her body in a field near US 127 in Jamestown.
During Tuesday's hearing Allman's attorney requested a continuance to allow more time for discovery evidence.
The judge granted the request, saying it was needed because this is a death penalty case.
Allman's next hearing is schedule for October 23rd.
The prosecutor anticipates the trail to last three weeks.
No date has yet been set for that trial.