BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two men accused of a double murder in Berkeley County have been appointed public defenders.
Caleb Matlock, 23, and 22-year-old Arthur Chavis are accused of killing 18-year-old Dana Marie Woods and 22-year-old June Guerry.
Attorney Jesse J. Glenn is set to represent Chavis, while attorney Ashley Pennington will defend Matlock.
According to authorities, Matlock and Chavis wanted to steal the victims' car. Both men were charged with murder on Sept. 1, days after authorities recovered the bodies of Woods and Guerry in a section of the Francis Marion Forest near the Cordesville area.
Both victims were shot dead, authorities said. Search crews were led to the area after a fisherman stumbled upon Woods' burned-out Chevrolet Metro.
Court documents state Matlock told someone he and Chavis shot and killed them with a 9mm handgun.
According to Berkeley County Sheriff's Office reports, Woods and Guerry didn't return home from a trip to get fast food late in the night of August 26. Woods' mother contacted authorities after her phone calls to her daughter went unanswered.