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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announces that three people have been arrested and charged in the Candi Lane homicide investigation from last week.

The murder suspects are:

Tymeka Lakager Moore (DOB: 5/29/1985)

Jimmy Dunbar, Junior, (DOB: 8-19-1981) and

Yusuf Karim Aquil (DOB: 7-8-1978)

Moore is charged with: Murder, Third Degree Arson, Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy.

Dunbar is charged with Murder, Third Degree Arson, Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Yusuf K. Aquil is charged with Murder, Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy.

The suspects are accused of killing the victim then setting his vehicle on fire.

Members of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire at 500 Candi Lane shortly after midnight on September 18, 2012.

Fire crews discovered a body at that location and quickly called police.

Then, shortly after 2 o’clock in the morning on the same day, fire crews responded to a vehicle fire at the 200 block of East Exchange Boulevard.

The vehicle, a 1996 Chevy S-10 is registered to the murder victim.

The circumstances surrounding the crimes are still being investigated.

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