Hearing Yesterday in Double Homicide

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG, Walhalla


A hearing was set for yesterday afternoon in Anderson, South Carolina, in a case of double homicide last year in a rural part of Oconee County.

The case is titled, ‘State v. Nicholas Bonelli.’

The 86-year old defendant is charged with murder in the deaths of 82-year old Clarine Smith, with whom Bonelli shared a home on Smith Farm Road, and Smith’s 63-year old niece, Sandra Smith Myers.

In arrest warrant affidavits, Bonelli is accused of stabbing both women November 2 at 350 Smith Farm Road.