2 arrested in South Carolina shooting death of man in pickup

March 21, 2019 - 1:15 pm

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the shooting death of a man found in a pickup truck in South Carolina.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Department said 22-year-old Adam Thomas Byrum and 21-year-old Corina Veronica Castro have been charged with murder.

The body of 31-year-old Jamie Dale Smith of Easley was found in a pickup truck in Travelers Rest early Sunday morning.

News outlets report that investigators learned that the shooting came from a pre-planned drug deal in which Byrum and Castro lured Smith to the location where he was shot.

Sheriff's Lt. Ryan Flood said Byrum and Castro are also charged with wounding two other people in a similar situation earlier this month.

It was not known If the couple have attorneys on the murder charges.

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