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16-year-old charged with murder in death of his cousin

Riley Henderson, who was in court Wednesday, is charged with murdering Wesley Bruner. (Photo credit: WSOC)

A 16-year-old is accused of robbing and killing his cousin and then setting the house on fire to cover up the crime.

Riley Henderson, who was in court Wednesday, is charged with murdering Wesley Bruner.

Firefighters found Bruner's remains Saturday while battling a fire at a home. An autopsy revealed he was shot to death before the fire.

"I just want everybody to be in prayer for all of us," Bruner's sister Tonda Mabe said. "I don't know what else to say, just prayer. It's a tragedy."

"He'd go over there every other day," Tyler Roberts said of his friend Henderson. "They were friends, they would sit together, they were really friendly, they were family."

Deputies found signs of a break-in after firefighters discovered flammable liquid in a container in the kitchen, according to search warrants.

Authorities believe the motive was robbery.

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