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Brothers charged in Chatham County slaying

Posted January 8, 2010

— Two Raleigh brothers have been arrested in the September death of a man whose body was found inside his burning home in Chatham County, authorities said Friday.

Manuel Nunez Garcia, 23, of 3244 Calumet Drive, Apt. A, and Luis Antonio-Nunez Garcia, 33, of 4304 Red Tail Court, were charged with first-degree murder and arson. They were being held without bond Friday in the Chatham County Detention Center.

A passing driver notified authorities about a mobile home fire at 638 Mitchell's Chapel Road, west of Pittsboro, on Sept. 15. After extinguishing the blaze, firefighters located the body of Martin Catalan Uriostegui.

Uriostegui, 33, had been shot in the head with a small-caliber weapon, authorities said, and the fire was set to cover up the homicide.

Investigators said the killing was likely drug-related and wasn't part of any gang activity.


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  • hawkbruc Jan 13, 2010

    Just the barest of details to cover this story . Great reporting here

  • Scrat Jan 8, 2010

    I just thawed out recently, and maybe I'm wrong, but didn't the conservatives start this by giving millions of them amnesty back in the 80's and hiring most of them today? Thanks!

  • GWALLY Jan 8, 2010

    ...."Chatham says 'no' to ICE immigration enforcement..."

    How's that liberal selective enforcement policy workin' out for ya?????

  • 6079 SMITH W Jan 8, 2010

    "Hardworking, family oriented, productive members of society........check. (maybe they quit their day jobs)

  • Gaz Jan 8, 2010

    WRAL : Chatham says 'no' to ICE immigration enforcement

    The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing the formation of local illegal immigration enforcement programs because it could have negative consequences for the community.

    Wow....Looks like its working well.