Saturday, April 11, 2009

An update.

This is from WLOS-TV in Asheville:

Deputies arrest a third suspect in yesterday's deadly home invasion in Henderson County. 17 year old Mykel Waters turned himself in early this morning. The two other suspects in the case turned themselves in last night. Waters, Steven Ramirez and Terry Landrum all face first degree murder charges in the beating death of 63 year old Oscar Corn. Corn's family members say deputies tell them the three suspects first broke into a trailer on Corn's property early Friday morning, but found nothing. That's when they broke into the home and found Oscar sitting at the table. Deputies say the men beat Oscar to death, and hit his wife, Joyce, in the back of the head with a pistol. News 13 has also learned more about the background of one of the suspects. 33 year old Steven Ramirez's criminal history in the mountains dates back to 1993, when he was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In 1994, Ramirez was convicted of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He served 14 years for those crimes, and was released last September. Deputies still have not said if Oscar Corn was targeted, or if this was a random act of violence.