16-year-old charged with murder, accused of setting man's home on fire
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Lennon Henderson

By Dave Faherty, WSOC

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- (WSOC) -- Deputies have charged 16-year-old Lennon Henderson with murder after they found a man dead inside a burning home in Newton over the weekend.

The Catawba County Sheriff's Department determined that Wesley Bruner, 40, was killed from a gunshot wound.

Investigators believe Henderson knew Bruner and was attempting to rob him.

They believe the fire was set to cover up the homicide.

The fire broke out Saturday at a home along Business 321, just north of Maiden.

Firefighters found signs of a possible break-in and a container for flammable liquid inside the home.

"We believe someone set the fire once they shot him,” Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid. “We know he did have a large amount of cash that he had come into, and we haven't been able to find that."

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