January 1 - January 24, 2020 (9 homicides)

    1. Date: January 1, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Jenny Thao Ta, 40
      Alleged Perpetrator: Hong Van Ma, 49
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: High Point  
      County: Guilford
      Weapon: Firearm

    2. Date: January 7, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Tena Renee Edwards Glover, 48
      Alleged Perpetrator: Randy Glover, 52
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Erwin
      County: Harnett
      Weapon: Firearm

    3. Date: January 21, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Cynthia Lynn Smith, 38
      Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Brian King, 43
      Relationship: Ex-boyfriend
      Town:  Waynesville
      County: Haywood
      Weapon: Knife
      Note: Ms. Smith was four months pregnant at the time of her death

    4. Date: January 23, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Alisha Marie Morgan, 25
      Alleged Perpetrator: Craig Lamont Sawyer, 31
      Relationship: Boyfriend
      Town:  Aurora
      County: Beaufort
      Weapon: Firearm

    5. Date: January 23, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Tyler William Hamilton, 30
      Alleged Perpetrator: Andrew Lee Myers, 26
      Relationship: Estranged husband
      Town: Granite Quarry
      County: Rowan
      Weapon: Firearm
      Note: Mr. Hamilton was allegedly shot and killed by Mr. Myers when he saw Mr. Hamilton leaving his estranged wife’s house. Mr. Myers allegedly then confronted his wife inside the house and shot himself.

    6. Date: January 24, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: April Ireland, 26
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
      Relationship: Husband
      Town: Vanceboro
      County: Craven
      Weapon: Firearm

    7. Date: January 24, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Caroline Ireland, 8 months
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
      Relationship: Father
      Town:   Vanceboro
      County: Craven
      Weapon: Firearm

    8. Date: January 24, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Michael Ireland, 4
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
      Relationship: Father
      Town:  Vanceboro
      County: Craven
      Weapon: Firearm

    9. Date: January 24, 2020      Murder-Suicide
      Victim Name: Bryson Ireland, 3
      Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
      Relationship: Father
      Town:  Vanceboro
      County: Craven
      Weapon: Firearm