Woman killed during home robbery

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Submitted: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 2:42am
Updated: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 2:46am

BURLINGTON, NC (AP)– Burlington police say they’ve charged a man with first-degree murder after robbers burst into an apartment and left a 21-year-old woman dead.

The police department said Sunday that the shooting came after two suspects entered and tried to rob the residents of an apartment. Brittany Jernigan was shot during the robbery and was pronounced dead at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Burlington police Sgt. Mark Yancey says 22-year-old Brett Allen Cole later turned himself in to officers and he’s being held in jail without bond.

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  • Sherry George says:

    This was my sister in law. We were very close. And I hope everyone that was resposible for this burns in hell!! She was a good women and didnt deserve to die!!!!!!! What do we tell my nephew and niece??? I knew Brett Cole when i lived there at the apartment with her he used to come over and hang out with me/us and for him to det this up or whatever part he took in it, I just cant believe it knowing she had 2 children. Brett Cole and everyother suspet in this case deserves to die just the way she did…..slow and painful. And i do not like how all the news said and listed everything that was in the apartment im not gonna lie Brittanny might would smoke some pot or take a pill occasionally but everything that was found was not hers im not gonna say no names but she did have a roommate….. she couldnt even devend herself to say it wasnt her stuff because she is gone. This kills me I think about her everyday and the good and fun times we did have with each other. She was like a sister to me. Now as hard as it is to say this shes in a better place and with her mother who she loved and missed dearly. God is holdin her in his arms and she is now a angel lookin down on her children and all of her family and friends.
    I love you Brittanny and I miss you sooooo much.
    Sherry George

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