Son charged with elderly woman’s murder after deadly Craven County fire
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies have arrested the son of an elderly woman who died in a mobile home fire outside of Cove City earlier this week.
Court records say 46-year-old Christopher Harris is facing murder and first-degree arson charges for the deadly fire on Sunday.
Deputies say the mobile fire at 497 Hobbs Road killed Dorthy McCoy. The 76-year-old woman was pronounced dead by EMS paramedics.
The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. September 17th, and when firefighters first arrived flames were coming out of the mobile home.
Deputies say Harris also lived at the mobile home, but have yet to reveal a motive in the murder.
He made his first appearance this morning. The judge gave the man a court-appointed attorney and ordered him held without bond.
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