ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — An Alexander County sheriff’s deputy found two people trying to dispose of a body behind an abandoned house in the Ellendale community, officials said.
Investigators have charged Tony Hearne, 51, and Linsey Lentz, 33, with murder and failure to report a death.
“We brought him up here. I just panicked to hide him. I didn’t know what to do,” Tony Hearne said.
Tony Hearne told WSOC that he isn’t a killer and was only defending himself when he choked his uncle Robert Adam Hearne Jr. to death.
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