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2 from Murray facing murder, arson charges


Two western Kentucky men are facing murder and arson charges in connection to a deadly house fire in June.

A Calloway County Grand Jury indicted Hughron Payne, 39 of Murray, and Royce Dale Earnest, 43 of Murray, on Thursday in relation to the fatal house fire in Hazel on June 12, 2013.

Both Payne and Earnest were indicted for murder (class A felony), arson 3rd (class D felony), and manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense (class B felony).

Payne was also indicted for persistent felony offender 1st degree.

The fire claimed the life of Patricia Bohne, 32. 

Both men were arrested on Friday July 26 by Kentucky State Police detectives and taken to the Calloway County Detention Center.

The investigation continues by KSP detectives.

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