Police: Boyfriend charged with woman’s death after robbery plot goes wrong


WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville woman is dead after police say her boyfriend shot her after a plot to rob a man went wrong.

Police told the StarNews they arrested Darian Kavon Moore, 22, for the murder of Amy Sasser, 37.

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Police say Sasser was talking with Curtis Lawrence in Felix Smith Park when Moore walked up, pulled out a gun and began hitting Lawrence. During the fight, the gun fell. Police say Moore got it back and fired a shot in the dark hitting Sasser in the torso.

Police say Moore later told them he and Sasser had conspired to rob Lawrence.

Neighbors, who wanted to protect their identity, say violence has been a problem there before.

“I don’t bring my kids over,” one woman said. “I have an 8-year-old, and I don’t let him come over, because of the activity that happens at this park. I just think something needs to be done. They either need to tear it down or do something with it.”