Sanford man faces death penalty in killings of wife and daughter

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Billy Joe McClean appears in court.
Billy Joe McClean appears in court.

SANFORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Sanford man accused of burning his wife and teen stepdaughter to death and fleeing to Texas in July could get the death penalty if convicted.

The Lee County District Attorney's Office made the announcement at a hearing Monday.

Billy Jo McLean, 54, was captured in Oldham County, TX days after investigators say he burned his wife, Calandra McLean and his 13-year-old stepdaughter, TaShonna Cameron, on July 13.

Calandra McLean and her 13-year-old daughter TaShonna

McLean is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He's due back in court March 7.

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