Posted: Sep 15, 2012 12:33 AM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Sep 15, 2012 12:33 AM
GREENSBURG- A man who lives less than two miles from the murder scene where John Nelson Hornsby was found dead faces charges for the killing.
Michael Lynn Halford was arrested Friday. Investigators said DNA evidence connected him to the 76-year-old's murder.
Hornsby was found dead, his house burned in early August by a mail carrier making deliveries.
"It's just hard to think about... that somebody would do that," Nelson's granddaughter, Joniele Fairburn, told WBRZ the day of the discovery.
Halford faces first degree murder charges. Investigators said his DNA was found on Hornsby's body.
The investigation continues.