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Murder

Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case

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Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft. Full story...
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Trial underway for 2008 Calabash drive-by murder

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video After more than three years in the court system a fatal drive-by shooting has now gone to trial. Investigators found the body of James Murdock on Pineclair Drive in Calabash May 8, 2008. Full story...
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NC House panel meets to review death penalty, race

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The first meeting by a General Assembly committee examining death penalty cases and racial bias in North Carolina again shows sharp differences about whether changes to the Racial Justice Act are needed. Full story...
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Two plead not guilty in Shaniya Davis death

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A Fayetteville woman charged with selling her five-year-old daughter as a prostitute has pleaded not guilty in her death, as has the man charged with killing her. Full story...
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Suspects plead guilty in 2009 Bladen County murder

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video An Elizabethtown murder investigation is now closed. More than three years ago, a shootout at a fast food restaurant ended with a 19-year-old dead. Today, the last two defendants entered a plea in court. Full story...
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Fort Bragg commander approves Hennis conviction, death sentence

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Fort Bragg's acting commander has approved the conviction and death sentence imposed on Timothy Hennis after a court-martial in April 2010. Hennis, a former Fort Bragg soldier, was convicted of killing a woman and two of her daughters in Fayetteville in 1985. Full story...
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Aussie mom clueless about Zahra's ashes

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The Australian mother of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her American stepmother in North Carolina says she has no idea what has become of her daughter's ashes since the child's father brought them to Australia. Full story...
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Adam Baker deported with Zahra's remains

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The father of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her stepmother in western North Carolina has been deported to his native Australia. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to killing roommate in Hickory

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A man has pleaded guilty to killing his roommate in Hickory nearly three years ago. Full story...
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Adams denied bond in cold case murder

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A man accused of murdering a Wilmington mother was denied bond in a Craven County cold case murder. Full story...
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Victim's daughter speaks out after cold case murder arrest

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video A man accused in a New Bern cold case murder and rape has a criminal history that spans decades, and includes four charges of first degree rape in New Bern. Full story...
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Adams may face death penalty, investigators check cold cases

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Andrew Bernard Adams made his first appearance today for last week's murder of 24-year-old Latricia Ann Scott. Adams has a criminal record that goes back decades and includes rape and assault. Full story...
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Sheriff discusses letter left by NC shooter

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The Montgomery County sheriff says a man who shot and killed three co-workers and injured a fourth thought Hispanic co-workers were discussing him when they talked in Spanish and laughed. Full story...
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NC woman shoots and kills son after fight

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Police in Long View are investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old man by his mother. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Wilmington Police end downtown standoff in arrest of murder suspect

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video After several hours in a standoff, the Wilmington Police Department has arrested Andrew Bernard Adams, a murder suspect, at a house at 815 N. 6th Street. Full story...
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