Second suspect arrested in Oconee County murder case

Two Pendleton men now face murder charges
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A second Anderson County man has been arrested in connection with a murder in Oconee County. On Aug. 31st, 62 year old Richard Dennis Keese of Pendleton was shot and killed. The fatal shooting occurred on the Utica Mill Hill in Seneca.

Late last week, The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Pendelton resident Braxton Earl on murder and weapons charges stemming from the incident.

Braxton Earl mugshot
Braxton Earl mugshot Photo credit OCSO

On Tuesday, The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a second suspect. 20 year old, Stanley Eugene Earl Jr. also of Pendelton now faces charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bond for both suspects has been denied.

Stanley Eugene Earl, Jr. mugshot
Stanley Eugene Earl, Jr. mugshot Photo credit OCSO