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Bond set for two people in connection to fatal meth lab fire

Michael Still Michael Still
Alberta Pierson  (Source: Berkeley County Detention Center) Alberta Pierson (Source: Berkeley County Detention Center)
Shonni Segrest Abernathy and Jerald Edward McCabe Shonni Segrest Abernathy and Jerald Edward McCabe
GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) -

Bond was set on Friday for two people who were charged on Friday in connection to a meth lab fire that claimed the lives of three people in a Goose Creek apartment building last week.

A judge set bond at $35,000 for 35-year-old Alberta Pierson and $15,000 for Michael Still. Both were charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth. Pierson was also charged with unlawful conduct towards a child.

Authorities say the charges stem from various incidents from fall of last year to the deadly fire last Thursday at the Pine Harbour apartment complex.

The fire took the life of Still's fiancee and Pierson's daughter, 19-year-old Morgan Abernathy. Also killed were 4-year-old Samuel Garbe and 69-year-old Joseph Raeth.  

Authorities have already charged 39-year-old Shonni Segrest Abernathy and 33-year-old Jerald Edward McCabe with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a minor and manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a minor that resulted in death.

Shonni Abernathy is also the father of Morgan Abernathy, one of the three people killed in the fire. 

Authorities say they sifted through rubble for a couple days until they found the remains of the meth lab in one of the apartments at the Pine Harbour Apartment Complex last Thursday.

Investigators report that Morgan Abernathy and Samuel Garbe died in the apartment where the fire started and Raeth, died in an adjacent unit.

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