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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:14

Lenoir Man Convicted of Attempted Murder

Cecil Everette Saunders (from May, 2011) Cecil Everette Saunders (from May, 2011) courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

50-year-old Cecil Everette Saunders of Lenoir was convicted recently in Caldwell Co. Criminal Superior Court on two felony counts of attempted murder and one felony count each of first-degree arson and burning personal property.

He was convicted of setting fire to a Renwick Street residence in Lenoir where his 43-year-old girlfriend and her 12-year-old son lived. The incident occurred on April 1, 2011.

Saunders was sentenced to no less than 165 months and no more than 207 months in the N.C. Division of Adult Correction.

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