Two people were indicted Monday on charges in connection with the deaths of Amanda Massey and Robby Lawrence, whose bodies were found in a burned car in Henry County last year.
Darius Taylor Younger, 21, was charged with three counts of capital murder, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of murder, one count of robbery, one count of use of a firearm in the commission of robbery and one count of maliciously shoot into an occupied vehicle, according to an announcement at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.
Kayla Mae Bowman, 20, was charged with one count of carjacking and one count of concealing or compounding evidence of a felony, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office on the announcement.
The indictments were issued by a special grand jury impaneled in Henry County.
Younger is in custody, serving a sentence on an unrelated crime, the release stated, so he has not yet been served with the indictments.
Bowman has been served with the charges and is being held in the Henry County jail without bond, the release stated.
The remains of Massey, 31, and Lawrence, 33, both of Stuart, were found May 23, 2011, inside a charred Daewoo hatchback on Willie Craig Road in Bassett. Dental records were needed to identify the bodies.
According to the sheriff’s office release, the Henry County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the county fire marshal’s office assisted with the case.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the investigation should contact the sheriff’s office at 6338-8751 or Crime Stoppers at 632-7463.
Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information related to crimes. The nature of the crime and substance of the information determine the amount of the reward.