Man cleared in great aunt’s death, new suspect faces charges

Crime

Jevon Carter (Source: Greenville Police Department)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville Police Department officials said new evidence found in a death investigation cleared one man’s name and led them to charge another.

7 News previously reported Francis C. Mattison, 93, was found dead in her home on Merlocke Drive back on July 5. Police said she had several cuts on her neck and her death was ruled a homicide.

Mattison’s great nephew Joel Corey Brown, 42, was originally charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

After further investigation, officers found hand prints on a broken window and pieces of glass in kitchen. The hand prints were found to be a positive match for Jevon Kenneth Carter, police said.

Police said Brown has been cleared of the charges.

Carter has been charged with murder, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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