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Woman accused of shooting boyfriend appears in court


WILMINGTON -- The New Hanover County woman accused of killing her boyfriend had her first day in court Wednesday.

Betty Malpass is accused of fatally shooting Shane Holloway with a .22-caliber rifle just before noon Tuesday.

Neighbors say the victim is a registered sex offender with a history of drug problems.

Malpass is in the New Hanover County jail under $500,000 bond. Her next court appearance is on August 23.

No word yet on a possible motive for the shooting.

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information on betty

Does anyone know if betty has a court date? Is she still in county jail? God Bless her family.


I still want to know where Shane is buried. As for Betty Malpass she should be released and sent back home. I think she is the real victim here.


when is betty going to trail and why is wwaytv3 going to stop all comments. what is betty plea. insanity


I haven't finished my second cup of coffee yet but your post doesn't make any sense. Many folks will use punctuation in there communication for clarity. I think you are missing some. I guess "What is Betty plea?" is a question so I will ask you... What is Betty plea in your mind? it may be that may just want to stop your post.


well I will start by answering you. I think she should plea not guilty. why? Because shane abused her and she was protecting herself.How much abuse do you think I or betty should take from the holloways? oh and by the way WWAYTV3 is not stopping my comments. someone else on the flemington page asked why they were not letting anyone post comments. So justin america I hope I answered you and there is no need to be rude unless you are friends with the holloways and then I understand why? you are Rude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you

This post makes much more sense. I agree, not guilty is probably the way to plead. I'm sorry about the entire situation. No one, including you, should have to put up with any abuse. However, I do not know you or this situation which means I probably have been rude. I appologize. I am trying to cut back on my rudeness. God bless us all.

Betty Malpass

What is the lastest news on Betty----court date etc.... As a close friend to the family of the children that Shane hurt... I am sorry it took her to put an end to him hurting another child or women.