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UPDATE: Man accused of setting fire, murder has been sentenced

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David Davis died in a trailer in Soak Creek, WV that was allegedly set on fire by Carl Cox. David Davis died in a trailer in Soak Creek, WV that was allegedly set on fire by Carl Cox.

UPDATE 9/1/2017: 

SOAK CREEK, W. Va. -- A man accused of setting fire to a home and killing a man will spend several years in prison.

Carl Cox is charged with first degree murder.  Hem pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and arson, after setting fire to a home on Jasper Lane in Soak Creek in August 2014.

David Davis was in the home and died in the fire.  

Cox will be serving five years for each charge.  He was sentenced on August 31, 2017. 

UPDATE:

Carl Cox was arraigned on new charges Tuesday afternoon in connection with a fire that happened in Soak Creek early Monday morning.  State Police have charged Cox with First Degree Murder after autopsy results came back on David Davis.

The Office of the West Virginia Medical Examiner ruled that Davis had been killed by the fire that broke out at 113 Jasper Lane.  Cox was already charged with two counts of Arson.  Now he is accused of killing Davis as well.


 An arson investigation in Raleigh County has lead to the arrest of one man.  According to West Virginia State Troopers, Carl Cox, 36, was arrested on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 on two counts of First Degree Arson.  The arrest was made in connection with a fire that broke out on Sunday Night at a home on Jasper Lane in Soak Creek.  The fire was so hot that it started a neighboring trailer on fire.

 (CLICK HERE to read more about the fire)

State Troopers said on Tuesday that the case is being investigated as a murder.  The single-wide trailer that went up in flames was the home of 56-year-old David Davis.  Investigators said Davis died inside the trailer, but troopers are waiting for the autopsy results to determine if Davis was killed as a result of the fire or was dead before the fire started. Troopers said that Cox and Davis had been in a fight earlier in the day.


According to a release from State Police, the investigation into the fire is still going on. It is a joint effort between the West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's office. They expect to file additional charges in the case. 
 

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