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Man charged with murder in double shooting

Cox has been charged for the murder of two people early Saturday morning.
Cox has been charged for the murder of two people early Saturday morning.(Fayette County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 29, 2022 at 6:56 PM EST
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FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- A man is charged with murder in a double shooting Saturday morning.

Carl Cox, 59 of Fayetteville is charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder. Cox was transported to Southern Regional Jail to await court proceedings.

The shooting happened on Dempsey Road, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said Cox shot and killed two people. Fayette County deputies responded when a call came in at 4:45 a.m. of a double murder.

According to the complaint, deputies say both Carl Cox and another male came out of the home with their hands in the air.

Two people were found inside a bedroom shot to death and a revolver was also found inside the home, the complaint stated. The victims were identified as James “Jimmy’ Neal, 34, and Rhonda Cox, 38, both of Fayetteville.

Deputies say six children lived inside the home and those children are now in a safe and secure location.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department

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