2 indicted in murder of elderly Carteret County woman
Updated On: Jan 21 2014 08:54:07 PM CST
A Carteret County grand jury has indicted a woman and her mother in the 2012 death of an elderly relative.
District Attorney Scott Thomas said Rhonda Hagan was indicted on Jan. 13 with murder, second-degree arson, first-degree kidnapping, larceny, and failure to report a death. Hagan's mother, Phyllis Williams, was indicted on charges of accessory after the fact of murder, accessory after the fact of second-degree arson, failure to report a death, and obstruction of justice.
According to deputies, Hagan murdered her 90-year-old great aunt, Goldie Hall, in September 2012 after a dispute over money.
Hagan then allegedly burned the victim's home near Newport. Hall's body was found a week later in a wooded area behind the Newport Flea Mall.
Thomas said the suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 17.
Copyright 2014 by WCTI12. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.