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Sequatchie murder suspects arraigned

DUNLAP, SEQUATCHIE COUNTY (WRCB) – Two suspects in a Sequatchie County murder were arraigned Thursday.

Thomas Brian Bettis and Susan Lynette Baker were both charged with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Clifford M. Carden.

Carden's body was discovered on Thursday Feb. 3 in Sequatchie County under Picketts Bridge.

Prosecutors believe Baker is the one that shot Carden, while Bettis helped. Investigators say Bettis and Baker were both acquaintances of Carden.  Video from before the murder shows the three together at a gas station.

Police say Bettis and Baker took approximately $1,000 from Carden after the murder and went on a shopping spree at Walmart.

Bettis and Baker were arrested earlier this week by Sequatchie County deputies.

Both will be back in front of a judge on February 23.

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