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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDES IN NORTH CAROLINA
from January 1 - December 29, 2008 (82 Murders)

  1. *Date of Murder: January 15, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Julia Elizabeth Rufty Johnson, 49
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Rodney Keith Johnson, 49
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Stony Point      County: Alexander
    Weapon: Gun
     
  2. *Date of Murder: January 16, 2008
    Victim Name: Regan Bailey, 26
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jonathan Newell, 30
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Strangulation
     
  3. *Date of Murder: January 16, 2008
    Victim Name: James Stanley-Dewayne Whisenant, 42
    Alleged Perpetrator: Diane Melinda Whisenant, 35
    Relationship: wife
    Town: Connelly Springs      County: Burke
    Weapon: Gun
     
  4. *Date of Murder: January 16, 2008
    Victim Name: Vanlata Patel, 57
    Alleged Perpetrator: Harish Patel, 60
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Cary      County: Wake
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  5. *Date of Murder: January 18, 2008 Multiple Murder
    Victim Name: Vicki Lynn Lowery, 42
    Alleged Perpetrator: Stephen Monroe Buckner, 50
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Nebo      County: McDowell
    Weapon: Gun
     
  6. Date of Murder: January 18, 2008 Multiple Murder
    Victim Name: Chelsea Nichole Gregory, 14
    Alleged Perpetrator: Stephen Monroe Buckner, 50
    Relationship: Mother’s boyfriend
    Town: Nebo      County: McDowell
    Weapon: Gun and knife
     
  7. Date of Murder: January 18, 2008 Multiple Murder
    Victim Name: Rebecca Rose Buckner, 25
    Alleged Perpetrator: Stephen Monroe Buckner, 50
    Relationship: Father
    Town: Nebo      County: McDowell
    Weapon: Gun
     
  8. *Date of Murder: February 1, 2008  
    Victim Name: Simrit Gill, 20
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Amandeep Brar, 24
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Suffocation
     
  9. *Date of Murder: February 13, 2008
    (Bodies found February 27, 2008)

    Victim Name: Tina Freeman, 31 Murder/Suicide
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Robert Franklin, 40
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Shelby      County: Cleveland
    Weapon: Gun
     
  10. *Date of Murder: February 16, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Rosalind Yolanda Griffin, 39
    Perpetrator Name: Willie Cornell Griffin, 49
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Sanford      County: Lee
    Weapon: Gun
     
  11. Date of Murder: February 26, 2008  
    Victim Name: Thurman “Tink” Ray Hudson, 49
    Perpetrator Name: Darrell Buchanan, 47
    Relationship: Ex-husband of victim's girlfriend
    Town: Jonas Ridge      County: Burke
    Weapon: Gun
     
  12. *Date of Murder: March 3, 2008  
    Victim Name: Linda Shaw Thomas, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Allen Thomas, 51
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Raeford      County: Hoke
    Weapon: Knife
     
  13. Date of Murder: March 8, 2008
    Victim Name: Unidentified Toddler, 1
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Marcus Dontell Miller, 32
    Relationship: Mother’s boyfriend
    Town: Fayetteville      County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Child died of blows to the head
     
  14. Date of Murder: March 11, 2008
    Victim Name: Nicole Kasera, 11
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Nancy Kasera, 38
    Relationship: Mother
    Town: Thomasville      County: Davidson
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  15. *Date of Murder: March 28, 2008  
    Victim Name: Nezzie Carter-Moore, 84
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Warren Haywood Moore, 85
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Gun
     
  16. *Date of Murder: March 30, 2008  
    Victim Name: Skye Moniqua Lee, 18
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Cory Jiggets, 19
    Relationship: Estranged Boyfriend
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Gun
     
  17. *Date of Murder: April 1, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Amy Alvarez Calamaco, 22
    Perpetrator: Jerold Lee, 26
    Relationship: Estranged online boyfriend
    Town: Louisburg      County: Franklin
    Weapon: Gun
     
  18. *Date of Murder: April 5, 2008  
    Victim: Cassandra Parker, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dewayne Thomas Warren, 44
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  19. *Date of Murder: April 6, 2008  
    Victim Name: Lao Vang, 22
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Fong Kong Yang, 21
    Relationship: Estranged Boyfriend
    Town: Conover      County: Catawba
    Weapon: Knife
     
  20. *Date of Murder: April 12, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Itzia Larazet Patino Alvarez, 27
    Perpetrator Name: Gabriel Gallegos Martinez, 28
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Asheville      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Gun
     
  21. *Date of Murder: April 17, 2008  
    Victim Name: Nellie Jane Pruitt, 50
    Perpetrator Name: Warren Evert Marshall, 62
    Relationship: Estranged Boyfriend
    Town: Elkin      County: Surry
    Weapon: Gun
     
  22. *Date of Murder: April 23, 2008  
    Victim Name: Donna Jean Sanford Lewis, 42
    Perpetrator Name: Brian Kevin Lewis, 45
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Pisgah Highway      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Gun
     
  23. *Date of Murder: April 26, 2008  
    Victim Name: Dana Shorb, 17
    Perpetrator Name: Edward Donald Rivera, 21
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Sanford      County: Lee
    Weapon: Knife
     
  24. *Date of Murder: April 29, 2008  
    Victim Name: Cherquito (Cher Quita) McDonald, 28
    Perpetrator Name: Jonathan Dion Melvin, 30
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Raeford      County: Hoke
    Weapon: Gun
     
  25. *Date of Murder: May 4, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim: Angela West Holland, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator: Laymon Lavern Conner Jr., 29
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: High Point      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Gun
     
  26. *Date of Murder: May 9, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Danasha Sanders, 25
    Perpetrator Name: Benjamin Wallace, 27
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  27. Date of Murder: May 9, 2008  Multiple Murder
    Victim Name: Gerald Keith Lakey, 32
    Perpetrator Name: Barney Adrian Dunlap, 46
    Relationship: Estranged husband of victim's girlfriend
    Town: Lenoir      County: Caldwell
    Weapon: Gun
     
  28. *Date of Murder: May 10, 2008  Multiple Murder
    Victim Name: Roslyn Fox Dunlap, 45
    Perpetrator Name: Barney Adrian Dunlap, 46
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Lenoir      County: Caldwell
    Weapon: 12 Gauge Shotgun
     
  29. *Date of Murder: May 18, 2008  
    Victim Name: Chasdadi Michelle Stroud, 32
    Perpetrator Name: Robert Lee Byrd, 42
    Relationship: Former Boyfriend
    Town: Cooleemee      County: Davie
    Weapon: Knife
     
  30. *Date of Murder: May 29, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Dorothy Shiner Phillips, 49
    Perpetrator Name: Leonard Woodies, 45
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Burlington      County: Alamance
    Weapon: Gun
     
  31. *Date of Murder: May 23, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Carrie Ann Clark, 38
    Perpetrator Name: Boyd Douglas Clark, 43
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Hiddenite      County: Alexander
    Weapon: Gun
     
  32. *Date of Murder: June 4, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Elizabeth Williams Norman, 37
    Perpetrator Name: Kevin Franklin Norman, 36
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Charlotte     County: Lincoln
    Weapon: Gun
     
  33. *Date of Murder: June 4, 2008  
    Victim Name: Rose Wynn, 53
    Perpetrator Name: Rev. Sam Wynn
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Raeford      County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Blunt force trauma to the head
     
  34. *Date of Murder: June 7, 2008  
    Victim Name: Corinnie D. Broadway, 21
    Perpetrator Name: Khaleel A. Oyeneyin, 22
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Raleigh      County: Wake
    Weapon: Gun
     
  35. *Date of Murder: June 10, 2008  
    Victim Name: 2nd Lt.Holley Wimunc, 24
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: John Wimunc, 23
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Fayetteville      County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  36. *Date of Murder: June 10, 2008  
    Victim Name: Judith Turroco, 33
    Alleged Perpetrator: Juan Carlos Cruz Estrada, 39
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  37. *Date of Murder: On or about - June 13th, 2008
    Victim Name: Spc.Megan Touma, 23
    Perpetrator Name: Edgar Patino, 27
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Fayetteville      County: Cumberland
    Weapon: asphyxiation either by strangulation or drowning
     
  38. *Date of Murder: June 13, 2008
    (died from complications of her gunshot wound sustained In 2003)

    Victim Name: Barbara Dickson, 62
    Perpetrator Name: Bruce Dickson
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Wilmington      County: New Hanover
    Weapon: Gun
     
  39. *Date of Murder: June 15, 2008  
    Victim Name: Heydi Lopez, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: Guillermo Esquivel
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Kannapolis      County: Cabarrus
    Weapon: Strangulation
     
  40. *Date of Murder: June 17, 2008  
    Victim Name: Tammy Renee Wooten, 39
    Perpetrator Name: Forest William Wooten, 50
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Bessemer City      County: Gaston
    Weapon: Gun
     
  41. Date of Murder: June 21, 2008  
    Victim Name: Rodolfo Nolqsco Chavez, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Tereso DeJesus Benitez Alvarez, 36
    Relationship: Perpetrator was the former boyfriend of victim’s
    current girlfriend
    Town: Sanford     County: Lee
    Weapon: Knife
     
  42. *Date of Murder: June 22, 2008  
    Victim Name: Lois Lueann Moody, 37
    Perpetrator Name: Sam Allen Moody, 44
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Morganton      County: Burke
    Weapon: Motor Vehicle
     
  43. *Date of Murder: July 7, 2008  
    Victim Name: Anthony Patrick Graves, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Travis Glenn McDougal, 31
    Relationship: Intimate Partner
    Town: Raleigh      County: Wake
    Weapon: Knife
     
  44. *Date of Murder: July 12, 2008  
    Victim Name: Nancy Cooper, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Brad Cooper, 35
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Cary      County: Wake
    Weapon: Strangulation
     
  45. *Date of Murder: July 16, 2008  
    Victim Name: Lucy Johnson, 31
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Mead, 39
    Relationship: Fiance
    Town: Cramerton      County: Gaston
    Weapon: Gun
     
  46. *Date of Murder: July 19, 2008  
     Victim Name: Tosha Barr, 25
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Travis Lawan Barr, 34
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Winston-Salem      County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Knife
     
  47. *Date of Murder: July 23, 2008  
    Victim Name: Martha Cook Carter, 45
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Herman Phillip Best, 45
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Goldsboro/Mar Mac      County: Wayne
    Weapon: Hammer and Knife
     
  48. *Date of Murder: July 29, 2008  
    Victim Name: Towanda Chambers, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: Gregory Coffey, 41
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Matthews      County: Union
    Weapon: Gun
     
  49. *Date of Murder: August 1, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Rhonda Graves, 42
    Perpetrator Name: Kevin Graves, 43
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Concord      County: Person/Cabarrus
    Weapon: Gun
     
  50. *Date of Murder: Between August 4, 2008 and September 12, 2008  
    Victim Name: Cindy Williams, 49
    Perpetrator: Alan Simpson, 37
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  51. *Date of Murder: August 6, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Tarica Ann Pulliam, 27
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Anthony Antwand Bowen, 30
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Wilmington      County: New Hanover
    Weapon: Gun
     
  52. *Date of Murder: August 9, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Renata Chronis, 69
    Perpetrator Name: John Chronis, 69
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  53. *Date of Murder: August 24, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Brittany Leigh Bridges, 22
    Perpetrator Name: Matthew J Bridges, 24
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Gastonia      County: Gaston
    Weapon: Gun
     
  54. *Date of Murder: August 24, 2008  
    Victim Name: Linda Diane Marley, 46
    Alleged Perpetrator: Terry Crit Marley, 48
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Wilkesboro      County: Wilkes
    Weapon: Gun
     
  55. *Date of Murder: August 26, 2008  
    Victim Name: June Joyner Brown
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Joe Clyde Brown Sr.
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Rocky Mount      County: Edgecombe
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  56. *Date of Murder: September 2, 2008  
    Victim Name: Shirley Miller
    Alleged Perpetrator: Anthony Hamilton
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  57. *Date of Murder: September 3, 2008  
    Victim Name: Kelly Currin Morris, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: William Scott Morris, 35
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Creedmoor      County: Granville
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  58. *Date of Murder: September 6, 2008  
    Victim Name: Maria Teresa Herrera-Diaz, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Arnulfo Barron Cobos, 50
    Relationship: Common-Law Husband
    Town: Cary      County: Wake
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  59. *Date of Murder: September 7, 2008  
    Victim Name: Christine Powell Parker, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Earl Ellis, 45
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Raleigh      County: Wake
    Weapon: Strangulation
     
  60. *Date of Murder: September 11, 2008  
    Victim Name: Geneva Guin Brown Parham, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Sterling Parham Jr., 36
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Henderson      County: Vance
    Weapon: Arson
     
  61. Date of Murder: September 19, 2008  Murder / Suicide
    Victim Name: Deputy SheriffAdam William Klutz, 25
    Alleged Perpetrator: Skip Brinkley, 32
    Relationship: Alleged perpetrator shot Deputy Sheriff Klutz
    who was responding to a domestic violence call
    Town: Oak Hill      County: Caldwell
    Weapon: Gun
     
  62. *Date of Murder: September 30, 2008  
    Victim Name: Sergeant Christina E Smith, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Richard D Smith, 26
    Relationship: Husband; Contracted by husband to perpetrate murder
    Town: Fayetteville      County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Knife
     
  63. *Date of Murder: September 30, 2008  
    Victim Name: Randy Charles, 45
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tamara Jill McDaniel Bean, 50
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Trinity      County: Randolph
    Weapon: Gun
     
  64. *Date of Murder: October 4, 2008   
    Victim Name: Melissa Jones, 27
    Alleged Perpetrator: Christopher Willard, 28
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Concord County: Cabarrus
    Weapon: Gun
     
  65. Date of Murder: October 4, 2008  
    Victim Name: Joyce Fink, 57
    Alleged Perpetrator: Christopher Willard, 28
    Relationship: Alleged perpetrator was the Ex-boyfriend
    of victim’s friend
    Town: Concord      County: Cabarrus
    Weapon: Gun
     
  66. *Date of Murder: October 17, 2008  
    Victim Name: David Terrell Hall , 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Emory L. Gant, 22
    Relationship: Ex-girlfriend
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Knife
     
  67. *Date of Murder: October 19, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Pamela Turner, 61
    Alleged Perpetrator: Charles Martin, 61
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Gun
     
  68. *Date of Murder: October 22, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Barbara Baker Pitts, 51
    Alleged Perpetrator: Thurman Joseph Bradford Jr., 57
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Rosewood      County: Wayne
    Weapon: Gun
     
  69. *Date of Murder: October 31, 2008  
    Victim Name: Logan Edwards
    Alleged Perpetrator: Danny Edwards,
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Waxhaw      County: Union
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  70. *Date of Murder: November 3, 2008  
    Victim Name: Linda Munoz-Rivera, 42
    Alleged Perpetrator: Alfredo Garza Ayala, 38
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Winston Salem      County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Unknown
     
  71. *Date of Murder: November 6, 2008  
    Victim Name: Regina Boykin King, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Anderson, 29
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Fayetteville      County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Gun
     
  72. *Date of Murder: November 7, 2008  
    Victim Name: Lindsay Marie Glore, 27
    Alleged Perpetrator: Daniel Nathan Grego, 21
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Nashville      County: Nash
    Weapon: Gun
     
  73. *Date of Murder: November 8, 2008  
    Victim Name: Jacqueline Suzanne Cloninger Harvey, 27
    Alleged Perpetrator: Mark Sutherland Grady, 37
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Merritt      County: Pamlico
    Weapon: Blunt Force Trauma
     
  74. *Date of Murder: November 14, 2008  
    Victim Name: Joachim Summerford, 56
    Alleged Perpetrator: Darlene Dolly Summerford, 40
    Relationship: Ex-wife
    Town: Aberdeen      County: Richmond
    Weapon: Gun
     
  75. *Date of Murder: December 4, 2008  
    Victim Name: Roschelle Woyee, 19
    Alleged Perpetrator: Daniel Jaworski,20
    Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  76. *Date of Murder: December 11, 2008  
    Victim Name: Elizabeth Michelle Elder, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Richard Wilson
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  77. *Date of Murder: December 13, 2008  
    Victim Name: Gabrille Kinard, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Scott Edmond Davis Sr., 46
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  78. Date of Murder: December 13, 2008  
    Victim Name: Anjelo Kinard,18
    Alleged Perpetrator Name: Scott Edmond Davis Sr. 46
    Relationship: Mother’s boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Gun
     
  79. *Date of Murder: December 18, 2008  
    Victim Name: Kelly Mae Tyrell,19
    Alleged Samuel Everhart, 18
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Statesville      County: Iredell
    Weapon: Strangulation
     
  80. *Date of Murder: December 29, 2008  
    Victim Name: Angela Neilson Heatwole, 49
    Alleged Perpetrator: Richard Heatwole, 45
    Relationship: Ex-Husband
    Town: Candler      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Suffocation
     
  81. Date of Murder: December 29, 2008  
    Victim Name: Divina Garcia Agulto, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Richard Heatwole, 45
    Relationship: Alleged perpetrator was the ex-husband
    of victim’s landlord
    Town: Candler      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Blunt force trauma
     
  82. Date of Murder: December 29, 2008  Murder/ Suicide
    Victim Name: Lesley Curtis Moore Keogh, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator:  Richard Heatwole, 45
    Relationship: Alleged perpetrator was the ex-husband
    of victim’s neighbor
    Town: Candler      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Blunt force trauma

 

 
 
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