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Columbia Man Charged in Double Slayings in Upstate Cold Case

7:05 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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(Greenville News)  A Columbia man has been charged in what the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said was the cold case murders of a Taylors man and woman.

Eric Lee Graham, 29, of 4460 Broad River Road in Columbia was arrested this afternoon and charged with two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to warrants. The charges stem from the deaths of Christopher Paul Porcoro and Amber Christine Daniel, whose remains were discovered after an April 3, 2011, apartment fire in Taylors, authorities allege in warrants.

Scott Corey Lowe, of 101 Creighton Drive, Taylors, and a North Carolina man were arrested last week in the case, according to a Sheriff's Office statement and Deputy Jonathan Smith.

Authorities served two additional warrants today charging Lowe with possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the case, according to warrants.

On the morning of April 3, the Sheriff's Office received a report of an apartment fire at 2004 E. Lee Road in Taylors, according to a Sheriff's Office statement.

As uniformed deputies arrived to secure the scene, fire fighters discovered the bodies of two people lying by the front door of the home, according to the statement. Porcoro and Daniel had been shot and the fire purposefully set following the slayings, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Both Graham and Lowe were being held at the Greenville County Detention Center Thursday evening awaiting a bond hearing.


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