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Deputies: Man confesses to killing days before Christmas

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Bobby Pruitt (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Bobby Pruitt (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a Spartanburg County man confessed to killing an Inman man whose body was found by joggers back in April.

Spartanburg County deputies said 74-year-old Bobby Pruitt, of Inman, was identified earlier this year as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Fred Ramsey in April.

Pruitt was arrested and charged by Inman police with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature for another case in September and had been held in jail since his arrest, deputies said.

Deputies said on Friday, Pruitt asked to speak with investigators where confessed to killing Ramsey on April 13 and has since been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Back in April, investigators released a photo of Ramsey seeking any information about his death after his body was found in a wooded area about 55 feet off of Old Asheville Highway in Campobello. Deputies said Ramsey was shot to death but did not have many more details about the killing.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright and Campobello Police Chief Chad McNeill said that they are pleased that this case has been solved and that Ramsey's family can have some closure in this case in time for Christmas.

Pruitt will go before a judge at some point for a bond hearing on the two new charges.

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