Prosperity man charged in brother's death

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

PROSPERITY, S.C. (AP) -- The brother of a Prosperity man whose body was found in woods over the weekend has been charged in his death. 

Newberry County sheriff's deputies say 49-year-old Darryl Richburg was arrested at around noon Sunday and has been charged with murder.  

The body of 56-year-old Walter Tom Hawkins Jr. was found Sunday in a wooded area off state Highway 391 near Prosperity. His family had reported Hawkins missing Friday, and authorities say relatives saw Richburg in the woods Sunday and held him until deputies arrived. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine how Hawkins died.  

Richburg was being held Monday in the Newberry County jail. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

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