Suspect charged with killing in Morehead City home

The Associated Press

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 60-year-old man in his Morehead City home.

Police said 26-year-old Stephen Hutson was charged with murder Friday.

Authorities say they've been investigating the case since Wilbur Blackford was found dead in his mobile home on Feb. 1. An autopsy determined Blackford was beaten in the head.

Police released few other details, including why Blackford was killed.

Hutson is being held in the Carteret County jail without bond. It wasn't known if he had an attorney.

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