District Attorney to seek death penalty in murder, assault case

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) – Murder, attempted murder, assault and robbery. A Columbus County man faces a slew of charges and the death penalty.

Those charges against James McKamey were announced today during a press conference in Whiteville after a grand jury returned five indictments against him.

District Attorney Jon David joined the Columbus County sheriff and Whiteville police chief to talk about the murder of Carol Greer and stabbing of Reshonta Love. McKamey is accused of stabbing Love multiple times and then killing Greer and stealing her car.

“Our notion is that Ms. Greer’s killing was really a crime of opportunity,” said David. “It was transactionally connected to the savage assault of Ms. Love.”

David thanked law enforcement and tips from the community, which led to McKamey’s arrest.

David’s office is asking for a rule 24 hearing, which means they want to seek the death penalty and will ask the court to certify it as such.

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