Anderson man charged in shooting death of teen father

ANDERSON, SC - ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Police have charged a 30-year-old South Carolina man with killing his cousin's 19-year-old boyfriend.

Anderson police spokesman Randall Williams told the Independent-Mail of Anderson that Johnny Maurice Dawson was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the death of Johntarus Daquan Bell.

An Anderson County jail officer said Sunday that Dawson was denied bail and there was no information about whether he had an attorney.

Dawson also is charged with weapon possession and armed robbery.

Tequila Dawson told WYFF-TV of Greenville that her cousin called her before his arrest to apologize. Maurice Dawson lived with the couple and their 7-month-old daughter. Tequila Dawson said the two men argued the night Bell was killed.

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