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Capital murder charge filed in connection with Bruce home explosion

A man is charged with capital murder in connection with Saturday morning's fatal home explosion in Bruce.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 7:21 PM

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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