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Man Kills Elderly Mom & Sets House on Fire in Augusta


Richmond County authorities have booked a local man on murder and arson charges in the bizarre death of his elderly mother.

Robert “Bob” Caviston, 56, was booked into the jail early Sunday in the death of 92-year-old Agnes Caviston on Wicklow Drive in Augusta.

At 5 p.m. Saturday, witnesses called 911 to report that the suspect was naked outside his mother’s home screaming that he had killed his mom and set her house on fire, authorities said. Firefighters found the victim inside her living room on a mattress, and her body was partially burned.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene. A motive is unclear.


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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