Man Charged with Killing SC Couple

12:03 PM, Oct 28, 2012   |    comments
Jonathan Donell Rhodes
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man charged with killing a Greenville couple had recently been released from prison and knew the pair's housekeeper.

Greenville County deputies say 22-year-old Jonathan Donell Rhodes was charged last week with murder, first-degree burglary and kidnapping.

Authorities say 78-year-old Gary Wells and 77-year-old Helen Wells were found stabbed to death in their home earlier this month.

A woman who worked as a housekeeper for the couple has been accused of stealing money from them before they were killed. Deputies say Shirley Ann Rogers used Helen Wells' credit card without permission.

Authorities didn't elaborate on how Rogers knew Rhodes, who was released on probation in March after serving part of a 5-year sentence for strong-arm robbery.

It wasn't known if Rhodes had an attorney.












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