A London man was arrested Thursday, accused by state police of beating a woman to death and setting her house on fire in March.
Jeffrey Wade Sweeney, 46, is charged with murder, first-degree arson, first-degree robbery and two counts of tampering with physical evidence, according to a news release from state police.
Firefighters and police were called to a home at 486 Waterworks Road in London about 10:30 p.m. March 29 after a report of a structure fire. They found Teresa A. White, 50, dead inside.
An autopsy determined White died from blunt-force trauma. Police did not say what led them to Sweeney nearly two months later.
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Sweeney was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.