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Originally published: 2013-02-26 16:33:34
Last modified: 2013-02-26 16:33:34

Three arrested in arson, double homicide

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Three people were arrested on Sunday, Feb. 24, in connection with an arson double-homicide in June 2012.

Jonathan Scott Shell, 22; Jeffrey Lynn Whitehead, 51; and Tyler Daniel Shell, 20, were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder by Carter County Sheriff’s Office.

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