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Texas man charged with killing dad in SC; burning 2 bodies

February 8, 2019

MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been charged with killing his father after two sets of human remains were found burned behind a mobile home in South Carolina.

The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports a grand jury indicted 29-year-old Jesse Smith of Temple, Texas, last month on a murder charge, as well as two counts of destruction of human remains.

Court records say Smith told state agents he shot Nathan Smith several times at a McCormick home including a final shot to the head and then disposed of his body and Ruth Huetter’s body in a backyard burn pile.

A judge denied Jesse Smith bond after the indictments on Jan. 9, but encouraged prosecutors to decide if he should be charged with murder in Huetter’s death as soon as possible.

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Information from: The Index-Journal, http://www.indexjournal.com

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