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Murder Suspects in Court

An arrest today in the case of a man in Asheville found shot to death in his home.
Deputies charged Christina Guffy of Candler with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Tim Radford.

They've also charged Christopher Johnson with armed robbery at Radford's home.

Both had court appearances this morning.  Christina Guffey was told she faces the death penalty or life in prison for the 1st degree murder charge.  Christopher Johnson was told he faces 17 years for the robbery charge.

Christina Guffey grimaced as she heard judge talk about the death penalty or the lifetime sentence she faces for the murder charges.  She's also charged with armed robbery, and stealing Tim Radford's truck.

Christopher Johnson in charged with armed robbery and stealing the truck, facing that 17-year sentence if convicted.

Deputies say this all happened Tuesday at 22 Radford Drive in Asheville.

Warrants show Johnson threatened Radford with a .45-caliber handgun, but it's Guffey they charged with shooting Radford, stealing his gun, wallet, phone, and truck keys.

Guffy is being held without bond.  Johnson has a $10,000 bond.  Both were assigned public defenders.

Johnson's next court appearance is scheduled for December 6th.

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