EASLEY, S.C. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man charged with killing four
of his family members could face the death penalty.
"Of course, I still want to talk with family members before"
making a final decision, said prosecutor Chrissy Adams, who
district includes Anderson County.
Nathan Dickson was arrested Saturday night, about 12 hours after
authorities said he gunned down his father, stepmother, stepsister
and younger brother in their Easley home.
The case qualifies for the death penalty because at least two
people were killed, Adams said Monday.
Nathaniel Dickson has been charged with four counts murder in
the shooting deaths of his father, Samuel Dickson, 46; his
stepmother, Maritza Dickson, 46; his stepsister, Melissa Salazar,
19; and his brother, Taylor Dickson, 14.
Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown was working on the
autopsies Monday, the coroner's office said.
Dickson is the lone suspect in the case and more charges could
be filed against him. However, it could be several more days before
that determination is made, Anderson County sheriff's spokeswoman
Susann Griffin said Monday.
Dickson remains at the county jail awaiting a bond hearing.
Adams said she does not think he has an attorney.
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