Sheriff: Man kills, dismembers victim in Cassatt

CASSATT, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a dispute over money and drugs led to a man killing his roommate with a pipe wrench and dismembering his body in Kershaw County.

Sheriff Jim Matthews said 46-year-old Raleigh Furman Jr. killed 30-year-old Larry Thomas Jr. on Friday at a mobile home park in Cassatt, then cut apart the body and placed it in several black plastic bags after coming home from work Saturday.

Matthews says the suspect told a family member what he had done after suffering heart problems Sunday and the relative called deputies a day later.

Investigators say Furman was questioned in the hospital and charged with murder. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

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