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Arraignment Thursday for accused double murderer

Brandon Michael Council


     Brandon Michael Council, the accused killer of CresCom Bank Conway branch employees Kathryn Skeen and Donna Major, will appear in U.S. District Court in Florence Thursday to face arraignment on federal charges stemming from the Aug. 28 slayings and robbery, 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson announced Tuesday afternoon.

     Previously released court documents say Council admitted to the murders in interviews with the FBI following his capture in Greenville, North Carolina, days after the robbery and murder.

     Richardson said his office would be present at the arraignment to assist federal prosecutors.

     Council was taken by federal agents to Florence Tuesday, Richardson said.

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