Two Science Hill residents have been charged in connection with the death of a 72-year-old Somerset man found dead in his apartment Saturday.
Somerset police say they have charged Rafael Robinson, 26, with murder and robbery in the death of Homer Carrender. Peggy Mina, 45, has been charged with complicity to commit murder and complicity to commit robbery.
Early Saturday morning, a Somerset police officer pulled over a car at McKee Street and Ky. 2227 because its headlights weren't on, Somerset police said in a press release. Robinson, the driver, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving on a suspended license and drug charges. When it was determined that the car Robinson had been driving was stolen, two officers went to the apartment where its owner, Carrender, lived to find out whether he knew his car had been stolen. They found Carrender dead.
Somerset police said they have recovered a knife and steel pipe they believe were used to kill Carrender, as well as property taken from his apartment.