• 88-year-old man accused of murder released on bond

    By: Ken Lemon


    GASTONIA - An elderly man accused of killing his roommate in Gastonia was released on bond Wednesday.

    Eighty-eight-year-old Charles Venn has been in jail since last Easter. Police say he shot 80-year-old Vivian Schrone after they got into an argument at their home near McAdenville. Venn says it was an accident.

    Schrone’s daughter visited him in jail before his release to comfort him.

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