GASTONIA, N.C. — Police say a Gastonia man is facing murder charges in the death of his mother. Investigators say 47-year-old Jerry Gibble’s mother, Brenda Jenkins, died from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a home on West McFarland Avenue.
Gibble is also facing arson charges. Rescue crews say Gibble was trying to revive his mother when they arrived on the scene. She later died at a local hospital. He is currently in the Gaston County Jail with no bond.