Newport woman charged in death of 90-year-old great-aunt

Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 21:12 PM.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area of the house, but Hall was not inside and could not be located after extensive air searches of her property and the surrounding area.

Hagan is accused of killing Hall on the day of the fire, but authorities have not released details on how the crime was committed. A recording of the 911 call reporting the fire released last week has Hagan calling in the fire at her great-aunt’s house.

Hagan was arrested Sept. 26 on the murder charge and made her first appearance in court on the morning of Sept. 27, just hours before Hall’s body was located.

Hall’s body was recovered about 300 yards northeast of the main gate leading to the Garner Farms property at the north end of Carl Garner Road in Newport. 



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