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Suspect charged in 2006 double homicide

A local man was charged late Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of two women in their Myrtle Beach home last June.

Christopher Maurice Stephens, 29, of Osceola Street, was booked at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on one count of accessory after the fact to murder, one count of accessory before the fact to murder and accessory before and after the fact to a felony, according to his arrest warrants.

Monica Wall, 20, and Jamila Hytower, 24, were found dead in Wall's home at 1330 Pridgen Road on June 9, 2006.

Witnesses told police that Stephens helped plan the robbery and shooting death of Hytower, a warrant affidavit states. Although he was was not present during the incident, police said Stephens did receive stolen goods from the robbery.

Stephens is also accused of helping the other suspect avoid arrest, the affidavit states.

Police said Wednesday morning that more arrests are possible.

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