Third man heads to prison in 2012 murder

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Submitted: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:22pm
Updated: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:29pm

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A conviction in a 2012 murder means a Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A jury today found Tarrence Shakil Hazel, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery.

In april 2012 Hazel and two other teens robbed Keith Gachett at his Hallsboro home and shot him in the head. They were caught after talking about the crime at school.

Earlier this year a jury convicted Hazel’s co-defendant Marquice Antone, who is Gachett’s nephew, of first-degree murder. The third suspect, Kenneth Williams pleaded guilty earlier this year.


  • Kennyetta Lomax says:

    Excuse me but this is Kenneth Williams mother and I am trying to figure out what the hell you is talking about in your comment. What story you got to tell let me know? I am all ears. People is starting to get on my damn nerves talking and not knowing what the hell they talking about. The only thing I got to say is leave my damn son alone and I am saying this very nicely.

  • Hot Rod says:

    Kenneth Williams was offered a Plea Deal of accessory after fact of murder and guilty of robbery that’s what he plea guilty too earlier this year. I can give a whole story, but it’s not going to change how things was handled with each individual. Smh..

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