82-year-old man indicted on murder charges dies in hospital

An 82-year-old Macon man indicted on murder charges has died in a local hospital while being treated for an illness, according to the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutor Pam White-Colbert said Willie Lee Willis died Feb. 27.

Willis was indicted in December on charges that he fatally shot Sharon Burn, 38, on Case Street on Aug. 29, 2009.

White-Colbert said Willis was not released on bond at the time of his death.