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4 people found dead at S. Carolina home

EASLEY, S.C. --- Paramedics and police responding to a 911 call Saturday discovered the bodies of four people, all shot to death, in and around a home in this suburban community.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the two male and two female victims, nor did they release their ages.

Anderson County sheriff's spokeswoman Susann Griffin said police were looking for 18-year-old Nathaniel Dickson and named him a "person of interest" in the case.

A neighbor told a local newspaper that a mother, father and their three children lived in the house. Mr. Dickson is one of the couple's sons, Melissa Funk, a friend of the family, told the Anderson Independent-Mail .

Authorities refused to say whether the victims were related.

Mr. Dickson might be driving a 2002 Ford Explorer, Ms. Griffin said.

Prosecutor concerned teen is suicide risk

COLUMBIA --- State prosecutor Jay Hodge says a teen accused of plotting to bomb his high school will stay in the Chesterfield County jail at least until a hearing in federal court next week.

Mr. Hodge says he thinks the jail isn't equipped to deal with an 18-year-old man who is a possible suicide risk.

But Ryan Schellenberger's state attorney, Billy Spencer, said he spoke with the teen Friday and isn't worried.

Mr. Hodge says the federal hearing in Florence will determine whether Mr. Schallenberger has to undergo a mental evaluation.

-- Edited from wire reports

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ImThatGuy 04/27/08 - 07:48 am
WOW... Let's see... Hmmm a

WOW... Let's see... Hmmm a family of five, four people dead and the person of interest is their 18 year-old son... and "Authorities refused to say whether the victims were related."

gnx 04/27/08 - 11:26 am
Well, they kinda _have_ to

Well, they kinda _have_ to refuse to mention the possibility or the victims being related to the killer so they don't screw up the trial in two years. One of those irritating law things you know.

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