Monday, June 1, 2009

Warrant: Witness implicated man in McPhatter death

Defendant Theodore Roosevelt Manning IV "was implicated by a witness who was present when the defendant used the victim's credit card and disposed of both the victim's vehicle and her body," an arrest warrant says.

Manning of Richland County, S.C. was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the death of missing Charlotte woman Nikki McPhatter, a US Airways customer service representative reported missing May 11.

Click here to read the arrest warrant for Manning.

After a search in two states over several days, police on Friday found a charred body believed to be McPhatter's in the trunk of a burned out car in rural South Carolina. - Christopher D. Kirkpatrick

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