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NY man arrested in 1992 death of sailor in SC

Jul 14, 2010 1:00:00 PM - thestate.com
A New York man has been implicated in the 1992 killing of a sailor near a South Carolina naval base. He is the second person to be arrested in recent days.

Thomas Solheim of Montauk was arrested Tuesday night. Prosecutors say Solheim's arraignment had to be postponed Wednesday when the 53-year-old man suffered seizures and was hospitalized. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Meanwhile, Montana news outlets reported Tuesday that 38-year-old Charles Welty entered the Missoula County sheriff's office last week and confessed to his role in the death of 22-year-old James Horton.

Horton, from Sherburne, N.Y., was stationed at a former Navy base in Charleston, S.C., when he was found in a drainage ditch with a gunshot wound to his chest.

A message left with a Naval investigator was not immediately returned.

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