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ESC Officials to Discuss Security Improvements

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials with the Employment SecurityCommission hope to meet today to discuss security at its offices inresponse to the shooting death of an ESC employee inHendersonville.

Office manager Letch Beatty was killed in the shooting Friday.Co-worker Ron Piercy was wounded in the incident.

Police arrested 30-year-old William Franklin "Billy" Caseabout an hour after the shooting and charged him with murder andattempted murder.

Witnesses told authorities that Case was upset aboutunemployment benefits he was not receiving and that he had a.45-caliber semiautomatic pistol hidden underneath his clothing.

The office in Hendersonville is closed temporarily so employeescan recover from the shooting.

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