Man admits killing son-in-law 24 years ago in North Carolina

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Posted: Apr 06, 2017 6:05 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 74-year-old man has confessed to killing his son-in-law in North Carolina on the 24th anniversary of the crime.

Maj. Tom Effler of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina says Allen Deaver admitted to authorities Feb. 7 to killing Sydney Maurice Gregory on Feb. 7, 1993.

Gregory, who was in his 20s, was beaten and left inside a mobile home that was set on fire in Seven Springs, North Carolina.

A Wayne County grand jury indicted Deaver on Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder. Effler says deputies from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested him on a fugitive warrant Wednesday and he's being held in Louisiana without bond at the parish jail.

Effler says an extradition hearing was planned Thursday.