Autopsy complete in Elizabethtown murder
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Investigators have completed autopsy reports involving the death of an Elizabethtown man. Twenty-two-year-old Caleb Stoker shot and killed 41-year-old Ricky Carroll at Tory Hole Park in October. WWAY was told Carroll did not approve of Stoker dating his daughter. Elizabethtown police would not release details from the autopsy because of the ongoing investigation. However, Carroll's mother-in-law told us the family had seen the report. According to the family, Carroll was shot five times. Carroll's daughter, Cristan, has since been granted a protective order against Stoker.

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That's a big "AMEN" to Kim, Nancy, Stewart and Samantha!! To whoever you are with the comment titled "You really know so much..." that was addressed to ME, Amanda...why did'nt you sign your name?? It ticks me off that you would call me out like that! I was stating MY opinion and you replyed "to me" something that was uncalled for and very inappropriate no matter what you thought of the situation!! You can talk your smack about what you thought of MY comment, but you had no right to put the ugly things you said on here! What if someone typed that mess about you for everyone to read (including your family and kids)!!
Your nasty comments ticked me off and so did the other 2 comments that followed yours by... of course..."no-names"! Go ahead and call me out again!!! Amanda, Amanda, Amanda...blah, blah, blah!!!!Sorry, I had to step up on my soap box and vent a minute!!

It appears that some of you have forgotten that a man, a HUMAN BEING, who happened to be a son, MY BROTHER, a husband, a father and a friend to many people...had his life taken in the most terrible and violent way imaginable. Regardless of what he did in his personal life, he DID NOT deserve to die the way that he did and Caleb Stoker had NO RIGHT to be the judge, jury AND EXECUTIONER and TAKE his life. No right whatsoever! So, I think you all need to take a step back, STOP PLAYING THE BLAME GAME and put yourself in my family's shoes and think of how you would feel if this happened to someone that you loved...UNCONDITIONALLY. That is the problem today, no one takes responsibility for their actions, instead they blame other people in order to justify their behavior...and no matter what, WRONG is WRONG. If there are any of you out there without SIN or SHORTCOMINGS then feel free to cast stones...I THINK NOT!

If you want everyone to stop playing the blame game then your family needs to stop blaming Caleb for everything and look at the facts. Ricky was a good man and it is a tragedy all around, for BOTH families. Caleb is trying to keep all the emotional stress on the Carroll's to a minimum but that not good enough. All Daphne wants to do is keep it stirred up and run his name in the ground. She is the one that is LARGE and IN CHARGE of the blame game.

Has someone that you love ever been MURDERED by someone? Obviously not from your commentary. Again, WRONG is WRONG, Caleb took a life! You're right on one thing - it is tragic for both families. The point you're missing is that Caleb is RESPONSIBLE for it. Emotional stress to a minimum? You make it sound as if we're crying over spilled milk...and by the way, it's not just the Carroll family that is outraged about what happened. If anyone is LARGE and in CHARGE it was Caleb, he's the one who fired the GUN!

There is not one of us that knows what went on that night. If you do, then I think the proper authorites would love to have you for a witness. If not, then I think we need to stop the comments. I see on all these comments, that they are thinking about and praying for the 3 children. If that was the case then these vicious allegation would not be written about these children's father. All I can say is I hope if you have children, that they never have to hear people viciously tearing down their parent, especially when that parent is not alive to defend their self. All I ask is that if you are thinking about these children, that you will stop and think about what you are saying about their father. If you can post such vicious statements about a dead man then that doesn't say a whole lot about YOU!! I do know that I deeply love and care about these 3 children and I would hate to think that someone could jeopardize the well being of the rest of their lives. Lets remember they are just CHILDREN (THAT HAS LOST SOMEONE THEY LOVED DEARLY)!!!!!! For everyone that thinks they can hide behind a fictious name signed to a posting, THINK AGAIN. These emails can be tracked by authorites, so don't send a posting that you can't back up. It may come back to bite you!!!!

I wish someone would get the story straight that Mr. Carroll had no problem with Mr. Stroker dating his daughter and in fact was on his side but Kristen was conviently lying to him the whole entire time and had already caused Mr. Carroll to over react once and he had to apologize to Mr. Stoker for it but she still insisted on lying. If she had of told the truth that night about Mr. Stoker giving her a present that her father helped pick out instead of lying that he assaulted her Mr. Carroll would still be alive and well and all of this could have been avoided. Mr. Stoker was an idiot for ever getting involved with such an immature girl.
Well, it does'nt matter if Ricky did help Caleb pick out her birthday present or if Cristan lied about anything, the point is...evidently Caleb did something that night for Cristan's friend to call Ricky and let him know what Caleb was doing which of course fueled Ricky up, but no matter what, Caleb had NO reason to shoot Ricky multiple times! And self defense? Please!!! Caleb would have more injuries if Ricky DID get ahold of him! In the end, whether lies were told or not, Ricky should not have been shot to death and Caleb DEFINATELY should not be walking free like he is today! And us taxpayers are paying Caleb's salary while he roams around and gets a paycheck every 2 weeks because he has'nt been charged with anything! That's what sucks!!!

Amanda,

You really missed the whole point. What Caleb did that night is what the girls lied about. The whole "jacked me up against my car" and "held me against my will" stories Cristan is telling just arnt going to cut it cuz they are LIES. Witnesses confirmed that night that he in no way did anything to her. If only they had told him the truth then a good man would still be alive today. I hope that rehab trip Cristan's friend took will help with lying too.
I dont think you saw Caleb that night to see his injuries and it takes 5 times the amount of force to stop someone on METH. It is very convient the way Jenny Hayes Carroll of the Bladen Liar published the false statements that the toxicology was negative for drugs according to the Carroll family liar, when in fact it wasn't completed yet, other than the alcohol testing which was negative. I guess its just like the affair he was having at the time of his death. Maybe Ricky's real problem wasnt anything to do with Cristan but with Caleb's knowledge of his meth manufacturing and affairs that could ruin him and his marriage if anyone found out?!?!?!?

Actually, according to witnesses from that night Caleb did nothing to the sorts of what Cristan's friend told Ricky and never "jacked her up against her car," or "held her against her will." If only the truth had of been told a good man would still be here today, instead of thinking that lying would just get Caleb beaten into a pulp and that be the end of it. Maybe the rehab that Cristan's friend went to will not only help with the pills but also the lying.

When someone is jacked up on Meth it takes 7 times the amount of force to stop them than it does a normal person. It is very convient the way the Carroll family lied once again to the bladen excuse of a journal that the toxicology was negative for drugs and alcohol. Ethanol Negative, true, but the drug screen is still not complete accorrding to North Carolina State Medical Examiner. Neither Stoker nor Carroll was an angel so lets be realistic. Carroll abused and cheated on his wife for years and she is well aware of it, well maybe not the affair that was going on at the time of Carroll's death. His involvment in the manufacturing of Meth is also no secret thought the man did have a heart of gold and is a hugh loss to the family. Pray is much needed for those three kids and the Wife left behind.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY TO ANYONE WHO THINKS THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS YOU DO NOT. A GOOD MAN'S LIFE WAS TAKEN REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS BEING SAID HE HAD DONE. NOBODYS PERFECT, AND IF YOU ARE I WOULD LIKE MEET YOU. IT SEEMS TO ME THERE IS ONLY 3 PEOPLE WHO KNOWS WHAT HAPPEN THAT NIGHT, CALEB, RICKY AND THE GOOD LORD ABOVE. UNLESS YOU KNOW THE FACTS THEN YOU SHOULD NOT COMMENT. SECOND HAND INFORMATION IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE. AS THE BROTHER OF RICKY, I DO NOT APPRECIATE THE CARROLL FAMILY BEING CALLED "LIARS". WE ARE ONLY GOING ON WHAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO US BY THE AUTHORITIES. IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME ALL THE BLAME IS BEING PLACED ON RICKY, TAKING ALL THE RESPONSIBLITY OFF OF CALEB FOR WHAT HE DID. I GUESS IT IS EASY TO BLAME A DEAD MAN BECAUSE HE CANNOT DEFEND HIMSELF. ALL I AM SAYING UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT,PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT.....+ HE WAS STILL MY BROTHER, AND "I LOVED HIM"

I WOULD JUST LIKE FOR EVERYONE TO PLEASE STOP THINKING THAT YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON OCT. 29. NONE US REALLY KNOW AND YOU WHO WILL NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON HERE, BUT CONTINUES TO SPREAD YOUR RUMORS, YOU DON'T KNOW EITHER. WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT CRISTAN AND THAT IS HOW HER NAME IS SPELLED, IS NOT THE ONLY CHILD AT HAND HERE. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE AFFECT THAT THE COMMENTS BEING MADE ON HERE ABOUT THEIR FATHER IS HAVING ON THEM. IF YOU, UNKNOWN PERSON, HAVE ANY HUMANITY LEFT IN YOU, THEN YOU WOULD REALIZE HOW THEY FEEL. HE WAS THEIR FATHER AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF HIM, THEY REALLY RESPECTED AND LOOKED UP TO HIM, JUST AS YOU PROBABLY DO WITH YOUR FATHER. I AM NOT SAYING THAT RICKY WAS PERFECT MAN. I KNOW THAT HE WOULD NOR ANY OF US NEVER COULD PROCLAIM THAT. NO ONE IS PERFECT. MY NIECE'S AND NEPHEW HAVE A RIGHT TO KEEP THE VISION OF THEIR FATHER WITHOUT YOU DESTROYING THEIR MEMORIES. THE MAN IS NOT HERE TO DEFEND HIMSELF AGAINST YOUR ALLEGATIONS. SO PLEASE KEEP YOU COMMENTS TO YOURSELF. PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE IMPACT YOU ARE MAKING ON THEIRS LIVES AND THERE IS NO WAY THAT BY THE COMMENTS THAT YOU ARE MAKING THAT YOU COULD CARE ABOUT HIS WIFE, CHILDREN, OR ANY OF HIS FAMILY. HE WAS STIL MY BROTHER AND "I LOVED HIM".

SAMANTHA CARROLL

DONT MATTER WHAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE RICKY CARROLL HAD,DOES NOT GIVE ANYONE THE RIGHT ECSPECIALLY CALEB STOKER,TO KILL HIM,IN COLD BLOOD!!!