Suspect connected to delivery driver murder back in jail

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Submitted: Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:59am
Updated: Thu, 11/15/2012 - 7:13pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Marvin White was charged with armed robbery in connection with the murder of Chinese delivery driver Zehn Bo Liu in June. Now police say he’s in trouble again.

After being charged in connection with Liu’s murder, White was released on bond. But now, armed robberies over the weekend have landed White back in jail, and left Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous questioning why he was back on the streets at all.

“He was back on the streets, and now we’ve charged him with two more armed robberies involving a handgun,” Evangelous said.

Evangelous said officers arrested White again for two armed robberies over the weekend downtown. Now Evangelous is fired up, saying the police are doing their part to put criminals away and can’t understand why repeat offenders like white are back on the streets.

“He’s a danger to society,” Evangelous said. “He shouldn’t be back out on the street, and we don’t know what else he’s involved in. We’re looking at him potentially for some other crimes out there.”

Evangelous says he is not sure exactly where the break in the system is, but he thinks the public should be asking questions.

“Aan armed robbery? As far as I’m concerned that’s the ‘felony murder rule.’ I mean if you commit a felony and a death occurs… I don’t quite understand it. I think the public should ask why,” Evangelous said.

We reached out to District Attorney Ben David today, but he declined to comment.


  • Guest Reply says:

    His arrest…past and present is simply a money making process for the courts. The concern for public safety has become a money making project that keeps on turning. Look at the ones in charge of his release…there’s your answer.

  • GuestWarrior says:

    Instead of “Freeze!,” it should be BOOM-BOOM “Freeze.”

    Kill these dangerous animals and the courts won’t get a chance to fail in their job. Is execution the job of the police? Of course not, but when the courts fail to keep society safe, it falls to you.

  • anne says:

    Another thug back on the street and what does he do? Commits more crimes. Some idiots never learn. The laws need to get tougher.

    And to all your family members – don’t even start about how he is a good boy,, got mixed up with the wrong people, etc. We don’t want to hear it. Good boys don’t kill people for their money or rob people.

  • Vote for chamge says:

    Why isn’t the name of the judge that offered this thug bail in this article? He needs to be disbarred

  • Tracie C says:

    Why he’s out? Because our justice system doesn’t understand the “tough love” mentality? I wondered the same Chief, but I already know the answer.

  • GuestX says:

    The chief is correct in asking why,this guys bond would of been higher if he had been caught DWI.When the very people whose job it is to arrest these criminals,are asking why,then we know there is a problem.To find it look no farther then the ones who set his bail and those who agreed to it.The ones who were robbed at gun point should consider themselves lucky they weren’t placed on a slab due to these persons incompetenece or lack of conviction to their jobs.

  • Charles Walters says:

    He will get out on bail again, and the next time WPD is arresting him I bet those officers could easily feel threatened, and use the appropraite deadly force so that all the blood drains out of the holes made by their .45 cal bullets. Problem solved for all involved.

  • Ask Why? says:

    As a citizen of Wilmington, I would like to know why he was out on bail, able to get a gun and rob more people? Law Enforcement did their job, and continues to do it by doing their best to patrol and protect us. It seems the young men around here are committing crimes for what reason? Are you guestioning the parents, why are these young people out late at night walking in neighborhoods scouting the next target, law abiding people can’t even walk around in their neighborhoods. We need help in this little town. It’s going down the drain.

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