71 year old Ronald Lee of La Grande appeared via teleconference in front of Union County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Powers last Friday afternoon for his indictment hearing. Lee is being held without bail on one count of murder in connection with the killing of his soon-to-be ex-wife Loretta Williams in November. The Union County District Attorney requested Lee continue to be held without bail due to the concern for the safety of Williams’ family… arguing that Lee has violated multiple court orders in the past. His release now is pending a status check hearing set for March 1st. Immediately however, Lee was ordered to have no contact with specific members of Williams’ family.