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Murder

Jury quick to find man guilty of murdering wife

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video It did not take long for a Columbus County jury to come to a verdict in a 2011 murder case. Jurors took about half an hour to find Elijah Jones guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of his estranged wife. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect released after charges dropped

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videoTyron Seabrook is home with his wife after Wilmington Police admitted they no longer have enough evidence to charge him. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says after the key witness changed his story, he asked prosecutors to drop the charges against Seabrook. Full story...
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Teen charged with killing infant son

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail accused of killing his own baby. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested Randy Lee Richardson early this morning and charged him with first degree murder in the death of four-month-old Colton Richardson. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case

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video A family member tells WWAY that the suspect arrested in a Friday night murder in Wilmington could soon be released from jail if the murder charges against him are dropped. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jones takes stand, recounts shooting

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video A man accused of the shooting death of his estranged wife was back on the witness stand today in Columbus County. He and his attorney tell a much different story about what happened that day. Full story...
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NC man resentenced for Eve Carson's death

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An Orange County judge has sentenced the younger of the two men convicted of killing the University of North Carolina student body president in 2008 to life in prison. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family remembers slain mother

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Following the August 2011 murder of Joan Everette her daughters said that it left a void in their heart that may never be filled. Monday her family members filled up the pews at the Columbus County Courthouse to hear testimony in the murder trial of her estranged husband Elijah Jones. Full story...
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Warrants suggest Craigslist led to murder suspects in Bladen native's death

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Warrants released in the murder of a Bladen County native in Raleigh suggest the three suspects may have been apprehended with the help of Craigslist. Full story...
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Trial to start in hospital shooting death

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Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of a Chadbourn man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Whiteville hospital in August 2011. Full story...
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Jury: NC man should get death for killing child

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Jurors say a man convicted of killing a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl in 2009 should die for the crime. Full story...
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Woman charged with murder in stabbing death

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A Columbus County woman has been charged with murder. Beverly Williams, 31, is charged with stabbing Eddie Jarone Best, 56 to death Full story...
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3 charged in Bladen County native's murder; blunt force trauma cause of death

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videoPolice say a Bladen County native found dead in her Raleigh apartment earlier this month died of blunt force trauma. Full story...
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Friend remembers Bladen Co. native killed in Raleigh

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video Melissa Huggins-Jones moved to Raleigh from Tennessee two weeks before her death May 14. A friend describes her as someone who loved life and loved the people in her life. She had just moved to raleigh looking for a new start when it all came to an end. Full story...
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Judge: Soldier premeditated Iraq killings of Wilmington Navy officer, four soldiers

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A military judge has found Army Sgt. John Russell guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq. Full story...
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Elisa Baker speaks from prison about murder of 10-year-old Zahra

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"I plead guilty to something I did not even do and it wasn't even a murder," Elisa Baker said during a prison interview. Baker is now serving a minimum 25-year prison sentence. Full story...
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