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Investigators: Woman set fire, killing man, before hanging self

BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Investigators in Burke County say a fire that killed a Burke County couple was intentionally set on Monday.

The fire was reported at a home on McNeely Drive around 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives say 75-year-old Darrell Powell was rushed to Grace Hospital with severe burns. He died from his burns Monday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Powell was sleeping on the couch when investigators say 61-year-old Karen Mehzahdeh intentionally set a fire under the couch before she went to the basement and hung herself.

Neighbors told deputies the two could be heard arguing in recent weeks.

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