A 33-year-old North Carolina man faces a first-degree charge for allegedly killing his wheelchair-bound roommate, then using a hacksaw to dismember his body.


WSOC-TV reported on Tuesday that Brian Hord was arrested at the apartment he shared with 70-year-old Richard Gentry in Gastonia, North Carolina, late Tuesday night. Authorities were tipped off by Hord's estranged wife, who he allegedly called after hitting Gentry in the head with a hammer.

According to the Gaston Gazzette, Hord faces separate charges of financial card theft stemming from a July incident involving his wife's credit card. He also served four months in jail in 2008 for breaking and entering and

Watch WSOC's report on the charges against Hord, aired Wednesday, below.