Deadly Fire Investigated


By News Department

(WOLO)AYNOR, S.C. (AP) _ Investigator say two men in North Carolina have been charged with killing a 68-year-old man found dead after a fire in his Aynor home.

Authorities said the fire that killed Charles Smith in his home Tuesday morning was intentionally set.

Horry County Police said warrants for murder and arson have been issued for 20-year-old Tommy Benton, of Chadburn, North Carolina, and 19-year-old Mitchell Cheatham, of Council, North Carolina.

Investigators say both suspects are in custody in North Carolina on unrelated charges, and South Carolina authorities are seeking their extradition.

Police did not release a motive for the killing.

(Source: Associated Press)

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