Elderly woman robbed, murdered and set on fire; teen charged with crime

December 19, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Authorities said a 17-year-old has been charged with robbery and capital murder after an elderly woman was found dead and on fire inside her Clarksdale home Saturday afternoon.

Captain Robbie Linley said Nathaniel Roberson Jr. is being held without bond for the murder of 80-year-old Ethel W. Lewis. Lewis was robbed, murdered and then set on fire.