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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.


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

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