LATEST: The murder of Beanie Sigel's stepfather SAMUEL DERRY III is one step closer to being solved after police charged a man with the killing yesterday (10OCT05).

KEVIN GREEN, 22, from Philadelphia, is accused of shooting Derry, before later setting the body on fire.

Police discovered Derry's charred body last Tuesday (04OCT05), but could only confirm the remains' identity after a full autopsy was performed on 05 October (05).

Detectives stress they don't believe the incident is related to Sigel's recent murder acquittal (26SEP05).

Sigel, real name DWIGHT GRANT, faces another trial for allegedly breaking a man's eye socket during an argument outside a restaurant in January 2003.