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Murder

Guilty pleas close two 2011 Pender Co. murder cases

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videoThe district attorney says a pair of Pender County murder cases should be closed this afternoon, when the suspects return to court. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Road murder investigation continues

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video A man charged with murder in a weekend shooting spent more than five years behind bars on a similar charge. Shannon Mitchell is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Gilbert McClammy Saturday night. Full story...
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Murder suspect served time for accessory to murder

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A man charged with murder in a weekend shooting in New Hanover County spent more than five years behind bars on a similar charge. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge orders accused killer undergo more mental tests

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video A man charged with killing a young mother last year was back in court this morning for a hearing that could determine how his murder case will move forward. Full story...
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Death penalty sought in killing of CFCC student

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The death penalty will be sought against one of four people charged in the Dec. 13 shooting death of a Cape Fear Community College student in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alabama murder has ties to Wilmington

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videoA Camp Lejeune marine and his girlfriend are both behind bars after being accused of murder. Marquis Cheatham, 23, and Dominique Atkinson, 21, are accused of killing Cheatham's wife Ashley during a trip to Alabama. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's mother speaks out

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videoInvestigators say someone shot and killed Rahman Liadi in the Houston Moore Housing Complex early Thursday morning. Liadi died at the scene of the shooting. Full story...
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Police investigate Winnabow man's murder in Wilmington

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videoA Winnabow man is dead after a shooting overnight in Wilmington. Now police are looking for his killer, and family members are trying to figure out what happened. Full story...
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Convicted murderer receives life with parole at resentencing

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videoA Wilmington woman was sentenced Friday to life with parole after 25 years for a 2006 murder. A change in state law last summer made it cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a juvenile to life without parole – originally handed down to the 17-year-old killer in 2008. Full story...
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Convicted murderer to get new sentencing hearing

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videoA Wilmington woman sentenced to life without parole for the 2006 ambush killing of a 26-year-old man will appear in New Hanover County Superior Court Friday morning for a new sentencing hearing. Full story...
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Pender County murder suspect turns himself in

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videoThe man accused of a deadly shooting last night in Pender County turned himself in this afternoon. Pender County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 911 call at a home off US 17 in Hampstead just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. When Deputies arrived on the scene, they found the body of Donnie Lee Pridgen. Full story...
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Victim's sister to killer: 'Bon voyage... to hell'

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video A death penalty case in Brunswick County ended today before it began. Carl Alston, charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of of a Leland mother more than four years ago pleaded guilty after four days of jury selection.

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Death penalty case gets started in Brunswick County

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videoA death penalty case is underway for a man accused of raping, killing and setting a mother of two on fire in 2008. A couple hundred potential jurors filed in to the Brunswick County Courthouse today for the trial of Carl Alston. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail

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video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties. Full story...
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Driver charged with murder, 4th DWI in Friday crash

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video We are learning more about a Leland man charged with murder after a car crash friday that killed a 61-year-old woman. The district attorney says Pierre Walker should never have been behind the wheel in the first place based on his checkered past. Full story...
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