Man competent for trial in case of woman burned to death in Charleston

  • Source: WVAH-TV Fox11
  • Published: 11/27/2018 06:34 AM

A man who admitted to burning a woman to death has been found competent to stand trial. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Monday that Carl Tramane Magee III was initially found incompetent, but a second evaluation determined he was competent while on medication. Magee is in custody on charges including first-degree murder and arson. A criminal complaint says Rachael Jarrett and David Barrett Sr. were homeless and asleep on a Charleston home's porch in July 2017. It says Barrett awoke to Magee covering them in gasoline and was able to flee before the fire was set. Surveillance video shows a man carrying a gas can onto the porch.


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