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Murder

How does a convicted murderer go free?

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videoNo one saw this coming. Just when we thought there were answers, the search for Shannon Rippy continues on. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Thursday that a body found in Pender County Tuesday turned out not to be the body of Rippy. Full story...
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Body found in Pender not missing woman, suspect still charged with murder

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videoWilmington Police say a body found earlier this week in Pender County is likely not that of a Wilmington woman missing for several weeks. Full story...
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Man convicted of killing child charged with murder of missing Shannon Rippy

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videoThe search for a missing woman might have ended Tuesday night, but not the way family and friends had hoped. Last night police accused James Bradley, who was convicted of a 1988 murder, of killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk. Full story...
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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

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videoAn autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday. Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man sentenced to life for 2012 murder

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A Bladen County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a 2012 murder. A jury convicted Jesse Earl Simpson of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Charles Bernard Stephens on Aug. 13, 2012, in Clarkton. Full story...
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Wilmington man arrested for December murder

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videoWilmington Police arrested a man they say is responsible for a December murder. Police arrested Reginald Laughlin this morning for the murder of Drayshawn Dowd, 20. Full story...
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Wilmington man faces murder charge in January shooting

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A Wilmington man, who police say is making his way back to the Port City now faces a murder charge. Investigators say Adron Whitted was arrested in Dougsville, GA on Wednesday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Friday's double murder-suicide victims' names released

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information on the three people killed in the Plantation Village Retirement Community Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man now faces murder charge after shooting victim dies

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videoA Supply man facing attempted murder charges in a weekend shooting is now charged with murder after deputies say one of the two people he shot with a rifle outside his home has died. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man sentenced to life without parole for elderly woman's murder

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videoIt took jurors less than an hour to find Richard Grissett, 53, guilty of murder and other charges. Tears filled Grissett's eyes as the verdict was read. Full story...
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