BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is charged with capital murder in connection with Saturday morning's fatal home explosion in Bruce.
Police identify the suspect as Tony Williams Thomas of Bruce.
Chief Tony Sockwell says a state fire investigator, the gas company and insurance agents found a gas valve in the home had been opened.
Sockwell adds that the victim, Johnny Baker, identified Thomas as a suspect before dying.
Law enforcement does not have a motive for the crime.
Police say Thomas also is charged with aggravated assault for cutting someone Saturday night.
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