Starr man charged with murder in brother’s death

STARR, S.C. (AP) — An Anderson County man has been charged with murder in the death of his brother.

Deputies upgraded charges against Billy Pearson from attempted murder to murder after his brother, James Earl Pearson, died Wednesday.

Authorities say the brothers fought Tuesday afternoon at a home in Starr. Neighbors say the men lived at the home with their 74-year-old mother and fought over which one of them would drive to the grocery store.

Authorities say James Pearson was shot in the head with a .40 caliber handgun.

Bond has been denied for Billy Pearson. He is next scheduled in court July 22, and it wasn’t clear if he has an attorney.

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