PEARL, MS (WLBT) - Pearl police have arrested the wife and daughter of a man who died in a fire in 2009. Mary McWhorter, 51, and her daughter Sarah McWhorter, 27, are charged with arson.
55 year old Joseph McWhorter died in the fire on Greenfield Rd in October 2009. He was handicapped and was trapped inside the burning mobile home. Both of the accused also lived at the residence.
Pearl investigators say inconsistencies regarding the fire led them to the investigation that has resulted in the arrests. Police say they have been waiting for the results of forensic tests. They also say the women could face additional charges.