The Sopranos make this look so easy. A man and a woman have been arrested in Ellendale, North Carolina after they were caught burying a dead body on an abandoned property. It does not get stronger than that for a criminal case. Suspect Tony Hearne is quoted as saying it was just his “bad luck” that things worked out this way.
If there was any lingering question of culpability, one of the suspects reportedly confessed immediately that the body was his uncle and he killed him in self-defense. The problem is that Tony Hearne choked his uncle Tico Hearne to death. That tends to be a tougher sell for a jury.
Police were alerted by a neighbor that a car had pulled into the abandoned property. They found drag marks leading from the trunk to the body, which was covered with leaves, tires, and wood.