By Julie Straw - bio | email
PEARL, MS (WLBT) - A mother and daughter accused of setting a fire that killed a disabled man waived their preliminary hearings Thursday.
Pearl police said Mary Ellyn and Sarah Elizabeth McWhorter deliberately set the fire that killed 55-year-old Joseph McWhorter in October 2009.
The case was bound over to the Rankin County Grand Jury.
All three lived in a mobile home on Greenfield Road.
Ten months after the blaze, forensic evidence linked the mother and daughter to arson.
The women are in jail on $500,000 dollars bond each.
The case is still being investigated and additional charges have not been ruled out.
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