BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham-area man has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, who was beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Records show 41-year-old Jon Rodney Bowden of Gardendale was indicted Thursday in Jefferson County in the slaying of 47-year-old Theresa Lynn Miller. reports the mother of three young daughters was found dead in her home in March by a relative who became worried after not hearing from her.

Bowden was later arrested after police got a call about a man who appeared to be homeless and fit his description.

Bowden has been jailed since March 21 on bonds totaling more than $255,000.

A public defender representing Bowden, David Luker, said he will plead not guilty at a hearing that's yet to be scheduled.