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2 charged in fatal fire in southwest Ky

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Two men have been charged with murder after a fatal house fire in the southwestern Kentucky town of Hazel.

Kentucky State Police arrested 39-year-old Hughron Payne and 43-year-old Royce D. Earnest in connection with the June 12 blaze that killed 32-year-old Patricia Bohne of Hazel.

Both men remained in the Calloway County Jail on Monday without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for either man.

Trooper Jay Thomas told the Murray Ledger & Times the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Payne and Earnest face charges of murder, arson and manufacturing methamphetamines.

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