Arrest made in connection to January Rock Hill murder

Credit: Rock Hill Police Department

Desmond Antwan King

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by CALEB TROOP / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 1:36 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Detectives made an arrest in connection with a January murder in Rock Hill, the city's first murder of 2012.

According to police, Alexander Hardin, 62, was found by a neighbor, Hardin's girlfriend and her daughter in a home off of Orr Drive near Ogden Road on the night of January 26.

On Thursday, Desmond Antwan King was charged with murder, though a motive is unknown.

Police say Hardin, who went by "Boot," was assaulted with an object and police believe he had been dead for several days before he was found.

Hardin's brother told police he last saw him on Sunday at the home.

King remains behind bars and is due in court on April 27.

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