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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDES IN NORTH CAROLINA
from January 1 - December 10, 2002 (79 Murders)
 

  1. Date of Murder: January 6, 2002
    Victim name: Charlene Beatrice Major, 39
    Alleged perpetrator name: Demetrius Antonio Jones, 31
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Buncombe County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  2. Date of Murder: January 6, 2002
    Victim name: Octavia Denise Major, 16
    Alleged perpetrator name: Demetrius Antonio Jones, 31
    Relationship: mother's boyfriend
    Town: Buncombe County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  3. Date of Murder: January 6, 2002
    Victim name: Shanika Niyiel Major, 10
    Alleged perpetrator name: Demetrius Antonio Jones, 31
    Relationship: mother's boyfriend
    Town: Buncombe County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  4. Date of Murder: January 13, 2002
    Victim name: Shalamar Franceschi, 24
    Alleged perpetrator name: Damian Colon Francheschi, 26
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  5. Date of Murder: "missing" January 16, 2002
    Victim name: Alice Blount Williams, 40
    Alleged perpetrator name: Jerry Lee Williams, 39
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Pitt County
    Murder weapon: strangulation
     

  6. Date of Murder: January 16, 2002
    Victim name: Janice Pendergraft Holmes, 44
    Alleged perpetrator name: David Earl Holmes, 39
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Four Oaks, Johnston County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  7. Date of Murder: January 21, 2002
    Victim name: Leta Litman Blanton, 47
    Alleged perpetrator name: Dale Robert Blanton, 61, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: murder was in a SC motel, perp returned to Mooresboro & killed himself
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  8. Date of Murder: January 21, 2002
    Victim name: Fred Osteen, 46
    Alleged perpetrator name: Dale Robert Blanton, 61, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband of girlfriend
    Town: murder was in a SC motel, perp returned to Mooresboro & killed himself
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  9. Date of Murder: January 27, 2002
    Victim name: Sherry Briggs Moore, 38
    Alleged perpetrator name: John Bryan Moore, 39,
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Earl, Cleveland County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  10. Date of Murder: January 30, 2002
    Victim name: Angela Rose Thompson, 36
    Alleged perpetrator name: Dennis E. Thompson, 42, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Pink Hill, Lenoir County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  11. Date of Murder: January 31, 2002
    Victim name: Antron Beborah Norman, 32
    Alleged perpetrator names: Julius Clark, 26, Karon Marquette Tucker, 25, Rodney Christopher Craig, 30
    Relationship: Craig was her boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  12. Date of Murder: February 3, 2002
    Victim name: Meg Parmaei, 51
    Alleged perpetrator name: Khosrow Parmei, 44
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Black Mountain, Buncombe County
    Murder weapon: hands-strangulation
     

  13. Date of Murder: February 13, 2002
    Victim name: Margie Soles Ward, 47
    Alleged perpetrator name: Curtis Ward, 53, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Hallsboro, Columbus County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  14. Date of Murder: February 13, 2002
    Victim Name: Lorilee Duthler
    Alleged perpetrator name: Kevin Duane Young
    Relationship: live-in boyfriend
    Town: Black Mountain
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  15. Date of Murder: February 27, 2002
    Victim name: Barbara Monique Ealey, 40
    Alleged perpetrator name: Johnny Franklin Ealey, 41
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  16. Date of Murder: March 2, 2002
    Victim name: Jessica Simms, 21
    Alleged perpetrator name: Christian Simms, 24, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  17. Date of Murder: March 10, 2002
    Victim name: 2nd Lt. Annis (Nece) King-Hall, 32
    Alleged perpetrator name: Charles Oliver Hall, 32
    Relationship: husband, separated
    Town: I-20 N of Florence, SC. She was picking up her baby from visitation with him. Murder weapon: knife
     

  18. Date of Murder: March 11, 2002
    Victim name: Bao Q. Niguyen
    Alleged perpetrator name: Thu Niguyet Nguyen, 35, committed suicide
    Relationship: wife
    Town: Raleigh, Wake County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  19. Date of Murder: March 19, 2002
    Victim name: Tonia Lynn Sasser Pope, 44
    Alleged perpetrator name: Edward Sasser, 64
    Relationship: estranged husband
    Town: Clinton, Sampson County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  20. Date of Murder: March 22, 2002
    Victim name: Cindy Sharon Lemons, 20
    Alleged perpetrator name: Tarvaris Novack Mickens, 25
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Micro, Johnston County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  21. Date of Murder: March 24, 2002
    Victim name: Kimberly Dial, 18
    Alleged perpetrator name: James Curtis McNeill, 32
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend
    Town: Fairmont, Robeson County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  22. Date of Murder: March 25, 2002
    Victim name: Deborah Jane Chance, 43
    Alleged perpetrator name: Nathan Owen Chance, 50
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Hope Mills, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: fist, blunt blow to head
     

  23. Date of Murder: March 31, 2002, body found
    Victim name: Magena Rochelle Baldwin, 35
    Alleged perpetrator name: Kerry Lee Ratliff, 42
    Relationship: live-in boyfriend
    Town: Troy, Montgomery County
    Murder weapon: strangled and beaten
     

  24. Date of Murder: March 31, 2002
    Victim name: Brenda Renee Lancaster, 27
    Alleged perpetrator names: Kenneth Earl Byrd, Jr., 30 and Roswitha Federlein Morrison, 55
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend and ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend
    Town: Dunn, Harnett County
    Murder weapon: gun-shot 8 times
     

  25. Date of Murder: April 19, 2002
    Victim name: Thelma Katrina Jackson, 25
    Alleged perpetrator name: Richard James, 35
    Relationship: common-law husband
    Town: Whiteville, Columbus County
    Murder weapon: pushed her in front of vehicle
     

  26. Date of Murder: April 22, 2002
    Victim name: Camille "Millie" Blackwell, 31
    Alleged perpetrator name: Michael Horne, 26
    Relationship: ex-husband
    Town: East Spencer, Rowan County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  27. Date of Murder: assaulted May 4, 2002, died May 10, 2002
    Victim name: Brandy Renee Skaggs Martin, 25
    Alleged perpetrator name: Geoffrey Allan Martin, 26
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: softball bat
     

  28. Date of Murder: May 4, 2002
    Victim name: Susan Elaine Rhew, 34
    Alleged perpetrator name: Bryan Crisco, 30, committed suicide
    Relationship: live-in boyfriend
    Town: Durham, Durham County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  29. Date of Murder: May 19, 2002
    Victim name: Latahnya Witherspoon, 26
    Alleged perpetrator name: Theodore Witherspoon
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
    Murder weapon: hands-strangulation
     

  30. Date of Murder: May 28, 2002
    Victim name: Deborah Lynn Scandinaro Hughes, 43
    Alleged perpetrator name: Gerald Dewayne Floyd, 48, later
    committed suicide
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend
    Town: Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  31. Date of Murder: May 28, 2002
    Victim name: Rueben Winston Hewett, 49
    Alleged perpetrator name: Gerald Dewayne Floyd, 48, later
    committed suicide
    Relationship: perp was ex-boyfriend of victim's girlfriend
    Town: Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  32. Date of Murder: May 30, 2002
    Victim name: Donna J. Trent, 39
    Alleged perpetrator name: Scotty Lynn Trent, 39
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Eden, Rockingham County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  33. Date of Murder: June 6, 2002
    Victim name: Elizabeth Unker Hilton, 49
    Alleged perpetrator name: Jack Lacy Hilton, 56, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Sandy Mush Area, Madison County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  34. Date of Murder: June 9, 2002
    Victim name: Teresa Nieves, 28
    Alleged perpetrator name: Sgt First Class Rigoberto Nieves, Jr., 32, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  35. Date of Murder: June 14, 2002
    Victim name: Kathy Greene, 37
    Alleged perpetrator name: David Greene, 34, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Polkville, Cleveland County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  36. Date of Murder: June 17, 2002
    Victim name: Alverta Blankenship Dyer Hamby, 67
    Alleged perpetrator name: Ralph Ray Hamby, 48,
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Purlear, Wilkes County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  37. Date of Murder: June 18, 2002
    Victim name: Lisa Carole Sumner, 30
    Alleged perpetrator name: Kenneth K. Kleckley, 37, committed suicide
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Pink Hill, Lenoir County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  38. Date of Murder: June 22, 2002
    Victim name: Tiffany Monique Mason, 24
    Alleged perpetrator name: Jammie Eugene Parker, 27
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Kannapolis, Rowan County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  39. Date of Murder: June 23, 2002
    Victim name: Lynn Albert Sykes, 40
    Alleged perpetrator name: Teddy Dean Acrey, 43
    Relationship: neighbor of Acrey’s former girlfriend
    Town: Hillsborough, Orange County
    Murder weapon: yard ornament
     

  40. Date of Murder: June 26, 2002
    Victim name: Marshall Ivosha Johnson, 22
    Alleged perpetrator name: Delvecchio Durran Boyd, 23, committed suicide
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
    Murder weapon: strangled and stabbed
     

  41. Date of Murder: June 29, 2002
    Victim name: Jennifer Gail Wright, 32
    Alleged perpetrator name: Master Sgt. William C. Wright, 36, later committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: hands-strangulation
     

  42. Date of Murder: July 1, 2002
    Victim name: Valerie Michelle Gates, 24
    Alleged perpetrator name: Alan Douglas Gates, 50
    Relationship: father
    Town: White Cross, Orange County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  43. Date of Murder: July 1, 2002
    Victim name: Corda'e Shimira Lee, 21
    Alleged perpetrator name: Alan Douglas Gates, 50
    Relationship: friend's father
    Town: White Cross, Orange County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  44. Date of Murder: July 1, 2002
    Victim name: Kendall Alexander Dianis, 2
    Alleged perpetrator name: Alan Douglas Gates, 50
    Relationship: mother's friend's father
    Town: White Cross, Orange County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  45. Date of Murder: July 7, 2002
    Victim name: Tiana Nicole Williams, 22
    Alleged perpetrator name: Ronald Valentine Hendrickson, 39
    Relationship: fiance
    Town: Raleigh, Wake County
    Murder weapon: beaten with chair
     

  46. Date of Murder: July 8, 2002
    Victim name: Aleta Vernon
    Alleged perpetrator name: Danny Lee Vernon
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Stoneville, Rockingham County
    Murder weapon: rubber mallet, then staged a cover-up car accident
     

  47. Date of Murder: July 9, 2002
    Victim name: Marilyn Rene Styles-Griffin, 32
    Alleged perpetrator name: Sgt. Cedric Ramon Griffin, 28
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: knife, then burned down house
     

  48. Date of Murder: July 12, 2002
    Victim name: Lisa Hill
    Alleged perpetrator name: Ralph Hill, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: La Grange, Lenoir County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  49. Date of Murder: July 19, 2002
    Victim name: Andrea Floyd, 29
    Alleged perpetrator name: Sgt. First Class Brandon S. Floyd, 30, committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  50. Date of Murder: July 25, 2002
    Victim name: Heather Anne Domenie, 33
    Alleged perpetrator name: Ian Aulden Campbell, 29
    Relationship: fiancé
    Town: Cary, Wake County
    Murder weapon: hands, strangled her
     

  51. Date of Murder: July 29, 2002
    Victim name: Diane Nelson, 64
    Alleged perpetrator name: Aubrey Labron Nelson, Jr., 71
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Greensboro, Guilford County
    Murder weapon: strangled with belt
     

  52. Date of Murder: August 5, 2002
    Victim name: Charlene Howard, 43
    Alleged perpetrator name: Antonio Undre Byrd, 24
    Relationship: boyfriend of victim's daughter's friend
    Town: Burlington, Alamance County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  53. Date of Murder: August 6, 2002
    Victim name: Margaret Rogers
    Alleged perpetrator name: Jesse Jay Rogers
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Lenoir County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  54. Date of Murder: August 11, 2002
    Victim name: Terry Dannelley, 38
    Alleged perpetrator name: David Eugene Pinell, 41
    Relationship: ex-husband of victim's wife
    Town: Jacksonville, Onslow County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  55. Date of Murder: August 13, 2002
    Victim name: Kathy Jean Brown Hunter, 43
    Alleged perpetrator name: Claudia Franklin Hunter, 50,
    committed suicide
    Relationship: estranged husband
    Town: Magnolia, Duplin County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  56. Date of Murder: August 16, 2002
    Victim name: Janice Marie Goldston, 38
    Alleged perpetrator name: Donald Ray Raines, 44
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Sanford, Lee County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  57. Date of Murder: August 24, 2002
    Victim name: Kebba Janneh, 26
    Alleged perpetrator name: Bernard Rogers, 19
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend of victim's friend
    Town: Raleigh, Wake County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  58. Date of Murder: August 31, 2002 found dead in apartment
    Victim name: Dawn Marie Ureche, 41
    Alleged perpetrator name: Christopher Michael Fontaine, 38
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
    Murder weapon: strangled and beaten
     

  59. Date of Murder: September 4, 2002
    Victim name: Glady Swepson Bryant, 53
    Alleged perpetrator name: David Eugene Bryant, 55
    Relationship: ex-husband
    Town: Wilmington, New Hanover County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  60. Date of Murder: September 7, 2002
    Victim name: Donna Wheeler Bass, 34
    Alleged perpetrator name: Saladin Bass, 36
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Greensboro, Guilford County
    Murder weapon: blow to head
     

  61. Date of Murder: September 10, 2002
    Victim name: Bobbie Ann Myers, 34
    Alleged perpetrator name: Thomas Earl Watkins, 44
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  62. Date of Murder: September 10, 2002
    Victim name: George Bradley Autry, 37
    Alleged perpetrator name: Thomas Earl Watkins, 44
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend of victim's friend
    Town: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  63. Date of Murder: September 16, 2002
    Victim name: Sherri Lynn Beitzel Howell, 28
    Alleged perpetrator name: Jimmy Dale Sheffield, 33
    Relationship: live-in boyfriend
    Town: Moore County
    Murder weapon: baseball bat
     

  64. Date of Murder: September 23, 2002
    Victim name: Lourdes Almendares Guzman, 26
    Alleged perpetrator name: Roberto A. Campos, 25, committed suicide
    Relationship: estranged boyfriend; father of 2 of her kids
    Town: Kidnapped her & kids in Raleigh, let kids go, drove to VA & killed her when police blocked the road.
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  65. Date of Murder: September 23, 2002
    Victim name: Nicole Leah Peake, 21
    Alleged perpetrator name: Anthony Sean Trull, 27
    Relationship: live-in boyfriend
    Town: Gastonia, Gaston County
    Murder weapon: cocaine overdose, suspicious circumstances
     

  66. Date of Murder: September 26, 2002
    Victim name: Louisa Williams, 30
    Alleged perpetrator name: Charles Marcus Williams, 33
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Raleigh, Wake County
    Murder weapon: hands, beaten and strangled
     

  67. Date of Murder: October 6, 2002
    Victim name: Shelby Billings Miller, 55
    Alleged perpetrator name: Kenneth Miller, 56
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Ferguson, Wilkes County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  68. Date of Murder: October 11, 2002
    Victim name: Charmaine Mason, 25
    Alleged perpetrator name: George Bernard Speight, 29
    Relationship: boyfriend
    Town: Jacksonville, Onslow County
    Murder weapon: steak knife
     

  69. Date of Murder: November 1, 2002
    Victim name: Gael Morrison, 35
    Alleged perpetrator name: Kevin Patrick Morrison, 39,
    committed suicide
    Relationship: estranged husband
    Town: Lincolnton, Lincoln County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  70. Date of Murder: November 1, 2002
    Victim name: Amanda Barnhardt, 14
    Alleged perpetrator name: Kevin Patrick Morrison, 39,
    committed suicide
    Relationship: stepfather
    Town: Lincolnton, Lincoln County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  71. Date of Murder: November 3, 2002
    Victim name: Elizabeth Maria Tetter, 42
    Alleged perpetrator name: Donald Mark Tetter, 40, committed suicide
    Relationship: estranged husband
    Town: Lexington, Davidson County
    Murder weapon: strangled
     

  72. Date of Murder: November 3, 2002
    Victim name: Kristin Nicole Tetter, 8
    Alleged perpetrator name: Donald Mark Tetter, 40, committed suicide
    Relationship: Father
    Town: Lexington, Davidson County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  73. Date of Murder: November 3, 2002
    Victim name: Manual "Alex" Alejandro Ojeda Gonzalez, 12
    Alleged perpetrator name: Donald Mark Tetter, 40, committed suicide
    Relationship: stepfather
    Town: Lexington, Davidson County
    Murder weapon: strangled
     

  74. Date of Murder: November 10, 2002
    Victim name: Lisa Lynn Ebert, 35
    Alleged perpetrator name: Mark Allen Ebert, 37, committed suicide
    Relationship: estranged husband
    Town: Bessemer City, Gaston County
    Murder weapon: 12 gauge shot gun
     

  75. Date of Murder: November 19, 2002
    Victim name: Candice Cockerham, 17
    Alleged perpetrator name: Richard Ellerbee, 46, later
    committed suicide
    Relationship: stepfather
    Town: Elkin, Yadkin County
    Murder weapon: knife/glass
     

  76. Date of Murder: November 25, 2002
    Victim name: Miriam Alfaro, 31
    Alleged perpetrator name: Cesar Estrada, 30
    Relationship: ex-boyfriend
    Town: Raleigh, Wake County
    Murder weapon: knife
     

  77. Date of Murder: December 2, 2002
    Victim name: Barbara Jean Burkett, 63
    Alleged perpetrator name: James Calvin Burkett, Sr., 66,
    committed suicide
    Relationship: husband
    Town: Dallas, Gaston County
    Murder weapon: gun
     

  78. Date of Murder: December 8, 2002
    Victim Name: Corey David Hawkins, 22
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Rayford Clyde Hendrix, 26
    relationship: ex-boyfriend
    Town: Farmington, Davie County
    Weapon: gun
     

  79. Date of Murder: December 10, 2002
    Victim name: Sarah Marshall Kreamer, 27
    Alleged perpetrator name: John Christopher Ireland, 41,
    committed suicide
    Relationship: live-in boyfriend
    Town: Greenville, Pitt County
    Murder weapon: 20 gauge shotgun

 

 
 
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