By Earnest Jones  |  08-10-2017   News
Photo credit: Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

A teen has been accused of killing a man who was found in a burned home. The teen has been identified as Lennon Riley Henderson, 16-years.

The man’s home is located in Newton. The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday after the Saturday incident.

The police authorities believe Lennon Riley Henderson of Newton shot 40-year-old Harry Lewis Bruner Jr. and then set his home on fire as a coverup.

The man was found in the burned home on U.S. 321 in Newton around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

The somber scene where the incident took place has a tattered American flag that keeps vigil outside the veteran's home. The look of Charred walls. Melted furniture. Silent, but for the hum of passing cars and light rain.

The 40-year-old was shot to death before the house went up in flames. However, no guns or cash were found inside. The sheriff said robbery could be a possible motive.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office upgraded the case to a homicide investigation on Monday when it was determined that Bruner had died from a gunshot wound, and not the fire.

Reports from the sheriff’s office indicate that Henderson was attempting to rob Bruner. Henderson was charged with murder and had a court appearance Wednesday.


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Anonymous No. 6391 1502457034

this is bad

Anonymous No. 6682 1502830842

Come on, where's the savage or evil, etc in the headline or report, oh wait, it's ok for white trash to kill a war veteran

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