68-Year-Old Accused Of Murder In Killing of Mom, Son In North Carolina

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Source: MEGA; Hope Mills police

May 23 2022, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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A 68-year-old man is behind bars and accused of murder in connection to a double homicide in North Carolina, police said.

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On May 18, Julie Smith and Miles Brewington were found dead behind their apartment in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The two were victims of a homicide, though police have not said how they were killed.

Smith was Brewington’s mom.

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This week, Hope Mills police announced the arrest of Rodney McCrary, 68, in connection to the case. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and concealing or failure to report a death.

Investigators have not released a motive in the case.

McCrary is being held in a North Carolina jail without bond.


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