We lead the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.

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We believe it is critical to serve all domestic violence (DV) survivors. We help survivors regardless of race, age, socioeconomic or ethnic group, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental & physical abilities, religious & spiritual beliefs, and immigration status. We can work together to create individual, institutional, and cultural change. We work intentionally and actively to create safe spaces for survivors of DV. The voice and experience of survivors is the foundation of our work. We believe the domestic violence movement can change society.

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If you need immediate assistance, dial 911. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). Your safety is the most important thing. There are service providers throughout North Carolina who are ready to assist you. This site also provides resources and tips to help you. Here you can learn more about domestic violence and see frequently asked questions we receive. When you are seeking help, remember if you don't get what you need at first, keep trying! There are many people and organizations in our state who want to help you. Find a service provider in NC to get the support you seek. 

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We need your help, too. Your support will go directly to NCCADV programming that assists victims of violence in gaining and maintaining their freedom from abuse. It will support parents fighting to protect their children from an abusive partner or ex-partner within the custody court system. It will also support NCCADV's public policy efforts to educate national and state leaders on the issue of domestic violence and influencing national and state legislation, policy and funding decisions that keep victims of violence safe. You can donate online here

 January 1 - December 15, 2018 (53 Homicides) 

    1. Date: January 4, 2018
      Victim Name: Rebakah Madelynn Hart-O’Sullivan, 51
      Alleged Perpetrator: Patrick William O’Sullivan, 53
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Concord    
      County: Cabarrus
      Weapon: Firearm

    2. Date: January 11, 2018
      Victim Name: Brittany White, 24
      Alleged Perpetrator: Jonathan Bennett, 23
      Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
      Town: Charlotte   
      County: Mecklenburg
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: After allegedly killing Ms. White, Mr. Bennett went to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
      and opened fire on officers. One officer was wounded but survived. Mr. Bennett was killed by return fire.

    3. Date: January 20, 2018
      Victim Name: Amanda Lindsay, 23
      Alleged Perpetrator: Willie Darnell Martin, 40
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Winston-Salem
      County: Forsyth
      Weapon: Firearm

    4. Date: January 24, 2018      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Nancy Clark, 72
      Alleged Perpetrator: Johnny Clark, 72
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Granite Falls  
      County: Caldwell
      Weapon: Firearm

    5. Date: January 28, 2018      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Donna Katrice Richardson, 36
      Alleged Perpetrator: Freddie Richardson, 57
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Rocky Mount
      County: Halifax
      Weapon: Firearm

    6. Date: February 6, 2018      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Sybil Hardee, 78
      Alleged Perpetrator: Lloyd Hardee, 82
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Greenville 
      County: Pitt
      Weapon: Firearm

    7. Date: February 23, 2018
      Victim Name: Edna Strother, 76
      Alleged Perpetrator: James William Strother, 76
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Fayetteville
      County: Cumberland
      Weapon: Firearm

    8. Date: March 1, 2018     
      Victim Name: James McNair, 51
      Alleged Perpetrator: Tiara Danielle Drake, 29
      Relationship: Girlfriend
      Town: Battleboro
      County: Nash
      Weapon: Set house on fire

    9. Date: March 7, 2018     
      Victim Name: Raymond Griffin, 74
      Alleged Perpetrator: Linda Griffin, 69
      Relationship: Wife
      Town: Grantsboro
      County: Pamlico
      Weapon: Firearm

    10. Date: March 24, 2018     
      Victim Name: Tina Marie Knighten, 61
      Alleged Perpetrator: Alvin William Wilson, 54
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Asheville
      County: Buncombe
      Weapon: Firearm

    11. Date: April 1, 2018 
      Victim Name: Katonya Charles, 38
      Alleged Perpetrator: Willie Davis, 44
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Lumberton
      County: Robeson
      Weapon: Blunt force

    12. Date: April 2, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Dana Annette Foster, 30
      Alleged Perpetrator: Dustin Ricky Wilkie, 28
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Level Cross
      County: Randolph
      Weapon: Firearm

    13. Date: April 5, 2018 
      Victim Name: Paige Rickard, 47
      Alleged Perpetrator: Clarence Ray Gidderon, 56
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: High Point
      County: Guilford
      Weapon: Knife

    14. Date: April 8, 2018
      Victim Name: Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, 18
      Alleged Perpetrator: Brian Lovon Little, 18
      Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
      Town: Southern Pines
      County: Moore
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Ms. Barrett was pregnant and full-term at the time of her murder. 

    15. Date: April 11, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Kacey Case Haney, 39
      Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Dale Haney, 48
      Relationship: Estranged husband
      Town: Marion
      County: McDowell
      Weapon: Firearm

    16. Date: April 11, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Christopher Scott Childres, 49
      Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Dale Haney, 48
      Relationship: None
      Town: Marion
      County: McDowell
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Mr. Haney allegedly killed Mr. Childres at the same time that he allegedly killed
      Mrs. Haney, his ex-wife, before killing himself.

    17. Date: April 11, 2018
      Victim Name: Kelly James Taylor, 50
      Alleged Perpetrator: Jackie Marie Jacobs, 50
      Relationship: Girlfriend
      Town: Kannapolis
      County: Cabarrus
      Weapon: Firearm

    18. Date: April 11, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Bennett Pladl, 7 months old
      Alleged Perpetrator: Steven Pladl, 42
      Relationship: Father
      Town: Knightdale
      County: Wake
      Weapon: Unknown
      Note: Bennett Pladl was allegedly killed by his father, Steven, at Steven’s home in Knightdale, NC, before Mr. Pladl drove to New York to kill Katie Pladl, 20, his daughter and Bennett’s mother, with whom he was in an incestuous father-daughter relationship. Mr. Pladl allegedly also killed Katie’s adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, in New York before killing himself.

    19. Date: April 14, 2018 
      Victim Name: Adedayo Oke Odifa, 32
      Alleged Perpetrator: Khadija Renee Johnson, 23
      Relationship: Girlfriend
      Town: Raleigh
      County: Wake
      Weapon: Knife

    20. Date: April 18, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Erica Nichelle Smith, 32
      Alleged Perpetrator: Maurice Laron Garner, 35
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Asheville
      County: Buncombe
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Mr. Garner allegedly shot Ms. Smith and her five children, age 15, 13, 12, 10, and 8, before killing himself. Two of the children died as a result of their injuries.

    21. Date: April 18, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Harmony Smith, 13
      Alleged Perpetrator: Maurice Laron Garner, 35
      Relationship: Mother’s boyfriend
      Town: Asheville
      County: Buncombe
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Mr. Garner allegedly shot Ms. Smith and her five children, age 15, 13, 12, 10, and 8, before killing himself. Two of the children died as a result of their injuries.

    22. Date: April 18, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Keithan Whitmire, 15
      Alleged Perpetrator: Maurice Laron Garner, 35
      Relationship: Mother’s boyfriend
      Town: Asheville
      County: Buncombe
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Mr. Garner allegedly shot Ms. Smith and her five children, age 15, 13, 12, 10, and 8, before killing himself. Two of the children died as a result of their injuries.

    23. Date: April 22, 2018 
      Victim Name: Ruth Antionette Mallette, 59
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Talley, 47
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Henderson
      County: Vance
      Weapon: Firearm

    24. Date: April 25, 2018 
      Victim Name: James Mosser, 68
      Alleged Perpetrator: Teresa Mosser, 59
      Relationship: Wife
      Town: Cedar Grove
      County: Orange
      Weapon: Firearm

    25. Date: May 7, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Melitha Metaits Lee, 41
      Alleged Perpetrator: Edwin Colon Jr., 30
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Winston-Salem
      County: Forsyth
      Weapon: Firearm

    26. Date: May 7, 2018
      Victim Name: Elizabeth Lauren Smith, 33
      Alleged Perpetrator: Alvin Nathanael Smith, 30
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: High Point
      County: Guilford
      Weapon: Firearm

    27. Date: May 9, 2018 
      Victim Name: Wayne Curry, 54
      Alleged Perpetrator: John Price Jr., 62
      Relationship: None
      Town: Sneads Ferry
      County: Onslow
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Mr. Price allegedly shot Mr. Curry during an argument regarding Mr. Price’s estranged wife, who was living with Mr. Curry.

    28. Date: May 10, 2018 
      Victim Name: Whitney Jo King, 27
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Brown, 30
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Charlotte
      County: Mecklenburg
      Weapon: Firearm

    29. Date: May 12, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Lashayna Petrice Hunt, 31
      Alleged Perpetrator: Rafael Elmont Harper
      Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
      Town: Wilkesboro
      County: Wilkes
      Weapon: Firearm

    30. Date: May 21, 2018
      Victim Name: Shalamar Venable, 39
      Alleged Perpetrator: Santario Miller, 22
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Charlotte
      County: Mecklenburg
      Weapon: Firearm

    31. Date: May 29, 2018 
      Victim Name: Jennifer Cantu, 28
      Alleged Perpetrator: Plemon Jared Aker, 29
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Cameron
      County: Harnett
      Weapon: Firearm

    32. Date: June 3, 2018
      Victim Name: Jameriane Ardrey, 40
      Alleged Perpetrator: James Mangus Brewer, 41
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Charlotte
      County: Mecklenburg
      Weapon: Beaten to death

    33. Date: June 7, 2018
      Victim Name: Teresa Ann Praytor Stallings, 44
      Alleged Perpetrator: Anthony Harrison Moore, 31
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Hendersonville
      County: Henderson
      Weapon: Gasoline/fire
      Note: Ms. Stallings was allegedly set on fire by Mr. Moore in December 2017. She died as a result of her injuries in June 2018.

    34. Date: June 28, 2018
      Victim Name: Jimmy Williams, 66
      Alleged Perpetrator: Beverly Williams, 54
      Relationship: Wife
      Town: Orrum
      County: Robeson
      Weapon: Firearm

    35. Date: July 4, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Ashley Talarico, 30
      Alleged Perpetrator: Nicholas Talarico, 34
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Raleigh
      County: Wake
      Weapon: Firearm

    36. Date: July 24, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: April Anglin, 43
      Alleged Perpetrator: Raymond Anglin, 43
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Salisbury
      County: Rowan
      Weapon: Firearm

    37. Date: July 29, 2018
      Victim Name: Roger D. Jones, 57
      Alleged Perpetrator: Taloria McDonald, 43
      Relationship: Girlfriend
      Town: Fayetteville
      County: Cumberland
      Weapon: Firearm

    38. Date: August 3, 2018
      Victim Name: Daren White, 51
      Alleged Perpetrator: Sofornia Faulkner, 47
      Relationship: Girlfriend
      Town: Fayetteville
      County: Cumberland
      Weapon: Vehicle

    39. Date: August 16, 2018
      Victim Name: Kristen Ashley Bennett, 24
      Alleged Perpetrator: Lewis Victor Branche III, 26
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Newport
      County: Carteret
      Weapon: Unknown

    40. Date: August 21, 2018
      Victim Name: Sasha Lee Naylor, 25
      Alleged Perpetrator: Joseph Lee Rhodes, 30
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Albemarle
      County: Stanly
      Weapon: Unknown
      Note: Ms. Naylor was last seen August 21, 2018 and was pregnant at the time of her disappearance. She was officially reported missing in January 2019 by out-of-state family members who were concerned that they had not heard from her. While her remains have not been found, her boyfriend was charged in February 2019 with first degree murder and murder of an unborn child.

    41. Date: August 22, 2018
      Victim Name: Marcquius Timmons-Moore, 43
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Moore Sr., 44
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Fayetteville
      County: Cumberland
      Weapon: Asphyxiation by plastic bag

    42. Date: September 5, 2018
      Victim Name: Shikeither Dinetta Smith, 35
      Alleged Perpetrator: Thomas Henry McCray, 34
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Charlotte
      County: Mecklenburg
      Weapon: Firearm

    43. Date: September 14, 2018
      Victim Name: Jamys Leak, 37
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Pickenpack, 44
      Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
      Town: High Point
      County: Guilford
      Weapon: Knife

    44. Date: September 14, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Alicia Lewis, 61
      Alleged Perpetrator: Pauly Lewis
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Otway
      County: Carteret
      Weapon: Firearm

    45. Date: September 30, 2018
      Victim Name: Mark Dexter Norfleet, 29
      Alleged Perpetrator: Ashley Williams, 28
      Relationship: Girlfriend
      Town: Winston-Salem
      County: Forsyth
      Weapon: Firearm

    46. Date: October 7, 2018
      Victim Name: Ingrid Odom, 43
      Alleged Perpetrator: Carter Molchan, 25
      Relationship: Boyfriend of victim's daughter
      Town: Lumberton
      County: Robeson
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Both Ms. Odom and her daughter, Sarah Posey, were allegedly shot by Mr. Molchan when they went to pick up Ms. Posey's child, who was in Mr. Molchan's care. Ms. Odom died of her injuries.

    47. Date: October 14, 2018  Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: William Preston Deane, 70
      Alleged Perpetrator: Gina Jenette Cross, 53
      Relationship: Wife
      Town: Elizabeth City
      County: Pasquotank
      Weapon: Firearm

    48. Date: November 5, 2018
      Victim Name: Stephanie Potts, 35
      Alleged Perpetrator: Deshawn Lamont Clipper, 31
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Charlotte
      County: Mecklenburg
      Weapon: Unknown

    49. Date: November 7, 2018
      Victim Name: Madge Sizemore, 43
      Alleged Perpetrator: Tommy James Stout, 43
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Reidsville
      County: Rockingham
      Weapon: Hammer and hatchet

    50. Date: November 7, 2018
      Victim Name: David Sizemore, 49
      Alleged Perpetrator: Tommy James Stout, 43
      Relationship: Boyfriend of victim's sister
      Town: Reidsville
      County: Rockingham
      Weapon: Hammer and hatchet

    51. Date: November 8, 2018
      Victim Name: Dena Luedka, 29
      Alleged Perpetrator: Gregory Cole, 30
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Lillington
      County: Harnett
      Weapon: Firearm

    52. Date: November 17, 2018
      Victim Name: Pamela Roberts, 59
      Alleged Perpetrator: Timothy Ledwell, 47
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town: Lumberton
      County: Robeson
      Weapon: Knife

    53. Date: December 15, 2018
      Victim Name: Judy Sizemore, 73
      Alleged Perpetrator: Tommy James Stout, 43
      Relationship: Boyfriend of victim's daughter
      Town: Reidsville
      County: Rockingham
      Weapon: Hammer and hatchet
      Note: Ms. Sizemore sustained life-threatening injuries in a November 7 attack in which her daughter's boyfriend allegedly killed her daughter and son. Ms. Sizemore died as a result of her injuries in December 2018.