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Murder

Warrants reveal new details in N. Topsail Beach fatal double stabbing

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video More than three months after two men were found stabbed to death on North Topsail Beach, newly released warrants and affidavits are shedding light on what investigators think happened. Full story...
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Habitual drunk driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed tow truck operator

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video It was exactly one year ago today that tow truck driver John "Junior" Colville was hit and killed while helping a motorist in Wilmington. Today his killer learned his fate in court. Full story...
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Adams sentenced to life after admitting killing young mother

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video A Wilmington man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty today to murdering a young mother early last year. Andrew Bernard Adams, 56, admitted to killing Latricia Scott. Full story...
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Family of teen, man who shot and killed each other speaks out

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videoThe family of a teen involved in a double shooting that killed him and his stepdad in Columbus County yesterday is speaking out about both victims and what may have led to the situation. Full story...
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Investigators: Teen, stepfather shoot and kill each other

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video A man and his teenage stepson are dead after investigators say they shot each other overnight. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says at 12:22 a.m. deputies with responded to a shooting at 163 Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community just east of Tabor City. Full story...
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Third suspect arrested in Lilac Court murder

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Police have arrested a third suspect in the murder of Angelo Freeman in Wilmington earlier this month. Full story...
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Mistrial granted in 2005 Chadbourn triple homicide

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videoA man convicted of a 2005 triple murder in Chadbourn could be given a second trial after the North Carolina Court of Appeals overturned his conviction. Full story...
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UPDATE: Fourth man arrested in connection to Columbus County murder

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videoA fourth Whiteville man, Charles Thomas Little, 19, has been arrested by the Columbus County Sheriff's Office in connection with the Murder of Lee Travis Wright. Full story...
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Teen is second arrest made in Lilac Court murder

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videoA second suspect has been charged in connection to a Wilmington murder case. Rammaj Walker, 17, was arrested last night for the Oct. 1 death of Angelo Freeman. Full story...
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Shooting victim's brother says attackers caught on camera

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videoYellow tape surrounded the Columbus County home today where deputies say two men were shot and one died last night. The brother of the surviving victim, who was one of the first to arrive after the shooting, says he knows who did it and caught them on camera. Full story...
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'Fatal Vision' judge asked to limit new evidence

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Prosecutors say enough evidence has been introduced in the case of the former Army doctor convicted of killing his wife and two daughters more than 40 years ago at Fort Bragg and there's no need for a judge to consider more defense exhibits. Full story...
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Judge: No bond for Marine charged with infant's murder

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A Camp Lejeune Marine has been charged with murder in the death of an 11-month-old child. In addition to an open count of murder, 23-year-old LCpl. Matthew Scott Krause, of Maysville, has been charged with negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and abuse and neglect. Full story...
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Deputies investigating murder near Tabor City

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet provided any details from an autopsy conducted late this morning on Lee Travis Wright. Law Enforcement can now release, however, that Wright was apparently shot once in the chest. Full story...
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Marine accused of shaking baby to death

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant. Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child's mother's boyfriend. Full story...
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Body found in Charlotte car was dismembered

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a woman's body found in an abandoned car earlier this week had been dismembered. Officers were called to an apartment complex about 6 p.m. Sunday to investigate an abandoned SUV with a strong odor coming from it. Full story...
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