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Domestic Violence Homicides in North Carolina - 2013

January 1 - December 31, 2013 (78 Murders)

  1. *Date: January 7, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Maurice Edmonds II, 14
    Alleged Perpetrator: Sandra Palmer, 47
    Relationship: Mother
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: The father of the victim and a female sibling were also shot, but survived

  2. *Date: January 11, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Judith Roux Felts, 72
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Newton, 77
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Wilkesboro      County: Wilkes
    Weapon: Firearm
     
  3. *Date: January 13, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Angenette Daniels, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Clennie Carmon, 48
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Greenville      County: Pitt
    Weapon: Blunt Force Object
     
  4. Date: January 20, 2013
    Victim Name: Angel Irby. 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Wedjunald Gemeille, 21
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Raleigh      County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm

  5. *Date: January 22, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Emily Benbow, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Timothy Benbow, 40
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Arcadia      County: Davidson
    Weapon: Firearm
     
  6. *Date: January 30, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Shakendra Covington, 22
    Alleged Perpetrator: Derrick Teasley, 32
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm
     
  7. *Date: February 6, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Karla Betrice Aquilir Ramirez, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: Roberto Armando Guillen, 59
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
     
  8. Date: February 8, 2013
    Victim Name: Dewey Franklin Nance, 55
    Alleged Perpetrator: Becky Johnson Nance, 53
    Relationship: Wife
    Town: Bladenboro      County: Bladen
    Weapon: Firearm

  9. Date: February 10, 2013
    Victim Name: Ronald Everett Ketchum, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dawn Bridget Kavanaugh, 42
    Relationship: Ex-girlfriend
    Town: Moorseville      County: Iredell
    Weapon: Knife

    Note: Ms. Kavanaugh was originally charged with first degree murder charges but those charges were dropped in September 2013 after the investigation determined that she had killed Mr. Ketchum in self-defense.

  10. Date: February 13, 2013
    Victim Name: Kathy Bullard, 59
    Alleged Perpetrator: Joseph Matteson, 31
    Relationship: Acquaintance
    Town: Red Springs      County: Robeson
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Joseph Matteson was allegedly attempting to shoot his wife

  11. Date: February 13, 2013
    Victim Name: Donna Matteson, 55
    Alleged Perpetrator: Joseph Matteson, 31
    Relationship: Son
    Town: Red Springs      County: Robeson
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Joseph Matteson was allegedly attempting to shoot his wife

  12. *Date: February 14, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Jennifer Dawn Hill, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Clayton Woodrow Barricks, 30
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: High Point      County: Randolph
    Weapon: Firearm

  13. Date: February 18, 2013
    Victim Name: Safiya Dadacha, 24
    Alleged Perpetrator: Arab Mohamed Ali, 33
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: High Point      County: Randolph
    Weapon: Hands (Strangulation)

  14. Date: February 21, 2013
    Victim Name: Robert Bowie Tisdale, 52
    Alleged Perpetrator: Steven Tisdale, 44
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Pfafftown      County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Firearm

  15. *Date: March 2, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Corry Munson, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Stutts, 60
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm

  16. Date: March 6, 2013
    Victim Name: Dorian Kwame Cunningham, 23
    Alleged Perpetrator: Krystal Terin Delgado, 27
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Wake Forest      County: Wake
    Weapon: Knife

  17. Date: March 15, 2013
    Victim Name: Kevin Michael Hurley, 8
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jason Ryan Pardue, 33
    Relationship: Mother’s Boyfriend
    Town: N. Wilkesboro      County: Wilkes
    Weapon: Suffocation

  18. Date: March 15, 2013
    Victim Name: Kelly Marie Pruitt, 33
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jason Ryan Pardue, 33
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: N. Wilkesboro      County: Wilkes
    Weapon: Knife

  19. *Date: March 29, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Jennifer Callighan, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: Kyle Christopher Mills, 25
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Garner      County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm

  20. *Date: April 5, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Tammy Lynn Benge Cassel, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Whisnant, 36
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Lenoir      County: Caldwell
    Weapon: Blunt Force Object

  21. Date: April 14, 2013
    Victim Name: Latasha Pierce, 36
    Alleged Perpetrator: Winston Lewis, 35
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Garner      County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm

  22. Date: April 16, 2013
    Victim Name: Amy Renee Holland Parker, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Darian Jarell Mosley, 23
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Marion      County: McDowell
    Weapon: Firearm

  23. Date: April 18, 2013
    Victim Name: Yan Wu, 41
    Alleged Perpetrator: Guanghi Lei, 45
    Relationship: Husband
    Town Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm

  24. Date: April 18, 2013
    Victim Name: Bi Fang Liu, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Guanghi Lei, 45
    Relationship: Brother
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm (Bi Fang Liu was pregnant at the time of her death)

  25. Date: April 26, 2013
    Victim Name: Forace Oxendine, 57
    Alleged Perpetrator: Carol Lynn Anders, 53
    Relationship: Wife
    Town: Fairmont      County: Roberson
    Weapon: Firearm
     
  26. Date: May 5, 2013
    Victim Name: Sharad Amtey, 77
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dottie Amtey, 61
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Raleigh      County: Wake
    Weapon: Hands (Strangulation)

  27. *Date: May 8, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Carrie Tracy Warren, 30
    Alleged Perpetrator: Ralph Robert Warren III, 32
    Relationship: Estranged Husband
    Town: Hendersonville      County: Henderson
    Weapon: Firearm

  28. *Date: May 8, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Theresa Russell Tracy, 49
    Alleged Perpetrator: Ralph Robert Warren III, 32
    Relationship: Estranged son-in-law
    Town: Hendersonville      County: Henderson
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Theresa Tracy was Carrie Tracy Warren's mother

  29. *Date: May 8, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Richard Allen Tracy, 51
    Alleged Perpetrator: Ralph Robert Warren III, 32
    Relationship: Estranged son-in-law
    Town: Hendersonville      County: Henderson
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Richard Tracy was Carrie Tracy Warren's father
     
  30. Date: May 12, 2013
    Victim Name: Vivian Schronce, 80
    Alleged Perpetrator: Charles Edwin Venn, 88
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Gastonia      County: Gaston
    Weapon: Firearm

  31. *Date: May 22, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Millicent Blair-Arnett, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Anthony Carl Arnett, 45
    Relationship: Ex-Husband
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm

  32. Date: May 22, 2013
    Victim Name: Crystal Glisson, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Mack Glisson, 36
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Asheville     County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Firearm

  33. Date: May 23, 2013
    Victim Name: Tasha West, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tony Lamont Luther, 40
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Salisbury      County: Rowan
    Weapon: Knife

  34. Date: May 25, 2013
    Victim Name: Ruby Elizabeth White, 39
    Alleged Perpetrator: Terry Lee White, 54
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Lincolnton      County: Lincoln
    Weapon: Firearm

  35. Date: May 27, 2013
    Victim Name: Michelle Chevier, Age 46
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Roop, Age 55
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Broadway      County: Lee
    Weapon: Strangulation

  36. Date: June 3, 2013
    Victim Name: Loretta Joyce Chadwick, 48
    Alleged Perpetrator: Ricky Allen Payne, 40
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Hickory      County: Catawba
    Weapon: Strangulation

  37. Date: June 13, 2013
    Victim Name: Samuel Murchison, 45
    Alleged Perpetrator: Izora Fields Murchison, 41
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Sanford      County: Lee
    Weapon: Stabbing

  38. Date: June 14, 2013
    Victim Name: Roxanne Fowler Maddry, 48
    Alleged Perpetrator: Wayne Eugene Hill, 55
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: China Grove      County: Rowan
    Weapon: Hands (Strangulation)

  39. *Date: June 28, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Janie Stone, 50
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Stone
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Rutherfordton      County: Rutherford
    Weapon: Firearm

  40. Date: July 10, 2013
    Victim Name: Alejandrina Marquez-Escobar, Age 29
    Alleged Perpetrator:  Ignacio Vazquez, Age 27
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Mooresville      County: Iredell
    Weapon: Knife

  41. Date: July 12, 2013
    Victim Name: Angelique Lynn Sylvester, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Donald Thomas Johnson, 45
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Unknown

  42. Date: July 16, 2013
    Victim Name: Karie Ann Jaspers, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Barney Robinson, 51
    Relationship: Ex-Boyfriend
    Town: Newton Grove      County: Sampson
    Weapon: Firearm

  43. Date: July 19, 2013
    Victim Name: David Lokeith Worley
    Alleged Perpetrator: Toni Marsha Talley, 32
    Relationship: Wife
    Town: Spring Lake      County: Harnett
    Weapon: Sharp Object
     
  44. *Date: July 20, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Saqueena Cutchin, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tazeman Boone, 27
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Winston-Salem      County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Firearm

  45. Date: July 23, 2013
    Victim Name: Shirley Goodnight Pierce, 62
    Alleged Perpetrator: Marlene Johnson, 61
    Relationship: Estranged wife of Ms. Pierce's lover Ervin Johnson
    Town: Kannapolis      County: Rowan
    Weapon: Knife

    Note: Ms. Johnson allegedly murdered Ms. Pierce after 6 years of stalking, threatening, and assaulting. Ms. Johnson reportedly believed that Ms. Pierce was responsible for breaking up her marriage to Mr. Johnson, who also feared Ms. Johnson, had been assaulted by her, and had obtained a DVPO against her.

  46. *Date: July 24, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Myrle Knowles Carr, 73
    Alleged Perpetrator: Wilbur Price, 70
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Rocky Point      County: Pender
    Weapon: Firearm

  47. Date: July 24, 2013
    Victim: Derrick Alonzine Howard, 53
    Alleged Perpetrator: Phiffany Nadine Bellamy, 31
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Chadbourn      County: Columbus
    Weapon: Knife

  48. *Date: July 29, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim: Jennifer Espey-Ellinger, 42
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Ellinger, 48
    Relationship: Ex-husband
    Town: Lumberton      County: Robeson
    Weapon: Firearm

    Note: Mr. Ellinger died by suicide the following day after being surrounded by police.

  49. Date: August 7, 2013
    Victim Name: Darryn Maurice Dye, 45
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michelle Denise McClintock, 48
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Chapel Hill      County: Orange
    Weapon: Knife

  50. Date: August 9, 2013
    Victim Name: Miranda Ann Wiles, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jacob Edwin Johnson, 30
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Laurel Springs      County: Ashe
    Weapon: Motor vehicle

  51. Date: August 14, 2013
    Victim Name: Tabatha Spake Heavner, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Aaron Obedee Compton, Jr., 49
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Newton      County: Catawba 
    Weapon: Compton stabbed Ms. Heavner at her home in Catawba County and forced her into a vehicle. Ms. Heavner jumped out of the vehicle while in Gaston County where Compton stabbed her and she was hit by passing vehicles.

  52. Date: August 21, 2013
    Victim Name: Michael Moon, 59
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dee Trent Reifinger, 54
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Pinetown      County: Beaufort
    Weapon: Firearm

  53. Date: September 1, 2013
    Victim Name: Lakeshia Wells, 39
    Alleged Perpetrator: Marvin Miller, 39
    Relationship: Ex-Husband
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Knife

  54. Date: September 4, 2013
    Victim Name: Derrick Lee Miller, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator: Marcis Darnell Turner, 37
    Relationship: None
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm (Turner shot and killed Mr. Miller after seeing him speaking to Turner’s wife.)

  55. *Date: September 7, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Laurissa Armstrong, 62
    Alleged Perpetrator: Bruce Ray Armstrong, 61
    Relationship: Husband (divorcing)
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm - Ms. Armstrong was shot on Aug. 29th and died 9 days later

  56. *Date: September 9, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Darrell Hubert Powell, 75
    Alleged Perpetrator: Karen Mehzahdeh, 61
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Morganton      County: Burke
    Weapon: Fire

  57. Date: September 20, 2013
    Victim: Zelda D. Kollock, 51
    Alleged Perpetrator: John Washington, 58
    Relationship: Ex-Boyfriend
    Town: Gastonia      County: Gaston 
    Weapon: Firearm

  58. Date: September 22, 2013
    Victim Name: Daisy Coleman Melton, 49
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Thomas Smith, 47
    Relationship: Ex-Boyfriend
    Town: Wadesboro      County: Anson
    Weapon: Knife

  59. Date: September 22, 2013
    Victim Name: Larry Thomas Lindsey, 58
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Thomas Smith, 47
    Relationship: Acquaintance of former girlfriend
    Town: Wadesboro      County: Anson
    Weapon: Firearm

  60. Date: September 25, 2013
    Victim Name: Eric Williams, 33
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jasmine Camille Kirkland, 23
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Burlington      County: Alamance
    Weapon: Firearm

  61. *Date: September 30, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim: Farrah Faith Prince, 36
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Hewett Jr., 45
    Relationship: Married
    Town: Tabor City      County: Columbus
    Weapon: Knife

  62. Date: October 3, 2013
    Victim Name: Kelly Christine Blackwell, Age 49
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dennis Rufus Sapp, Jr., Age 55
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: King      County: Stokes
    Weapon: Motor vehicle

  63. Date: October 4, 2013
    Victim Name: Marcia Marie Winningham, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator: David Mark Fields, 44
    Relationship: Husband (Separating)
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm

  64. *October 6, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Mara Garcia, 36
    Alleged Perpetrator: Lenin Noel Turcios Corea, 29
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Hatchet

  65. Date: October 16, 2013
    Victim Name: Kenneth Galloway, 46
    Alleged Perpetrator: Mulana Parks, 42
    Relationship: Girlfriend
    Town: Greensboro      County: Guilford
    Weapon: Knife

  66. *Date: October 30, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Veronica Sutton-Wheeler, 49
    Alleged Perpetrator: Yul Brynner Barber, 49
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Knightdale      County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm

  67. Date: November 8, 2013
    Victim Name: Maxine Burns, 50
    Alleged Perpetrator: Timothy W. Burns, 51
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Knife

  68. Date: November 13, 2013
    Victim Name: Lynn Friedrich Jones, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator: Brian Walter Jones, 40
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Fletcher      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Unknown

  69. Date: Unknown, body found November 21, 2013
    Victim Name: Cheyenne Nichole VanTreese, 23
    Alleged Perpetrator: Vincent Thomas Wesley Franklin, 26
    Relationship: Boyfriend
    Town: Asheville      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Unknown

    Note: Ms. VanTreese's body was found the day after the bodies of Mr. Franklin's mother and stepfather were found. She had been missing since October 2013. Mr. Franklin was charged with the murders of his mother and stepfather and was a primary suspect in the death of Ms. VanTreese when he died by suicide in jail on December 28, 2014.

  70. Date: November 25, 2013
    Victim Name: Tiffany Claiborne, 31
    Alleged Perpetrator: Karlos Antionio Holmes, 49
    Relationship: Fiance
    Town: Charlotte      County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Unknown

  71. *Date: December 4, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Madonna Sadie Cox, 40
    Victim Name: Jeremy Clint Henson, 37
    Relationship: Dating (unconfirmed)
    Town: Erwin      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Firearm

  72. *Date: December 6, 2013   Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Hida Tipton Cody, 64
    Victim Name: Clyde Jake Cody, Jr., 65
    Relationship: Married
    Town: Leicester      County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Firearm

    Note: NCCADV does not have information on which party perpetrated the murder-suicide 

  73. Date: December 6, 2013
    Victim Name: Constance Olivia Grantham, 
    Alleged Perpetrator: Joseph Levi Grantham, 44
    Relationship: Husband
    Town: Seagrove      County: Randolph
    Weapon: Firearm

  74. Date: December 16, 2013
    Victim Name: Jessica Liriano, 33 
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Teon Brown, 28
    Relationship: Ex-Boyfriend
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm

  75. Date: December 16, 2013
    Victim Name: Jerron McGirt, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Teon Brown, 28
    Relationship: None
    Town: Durham      County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm

    Note: Victim was the new boyfriend of alleged perpetrator’s ex-girlfriend, Ms. Jessica Liriano

  76. Date: December 18, 2013
    Victim Name: William Morrow Jr., 44 
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robyn Morrow, 41
    Relationship: Wife
    Town: Burnsville      County: Yancey
    Weapon: Firearm

  77. Date: December 31, 2013
    Victim Name: Akeisha Jones, 37
    Alleged Perpetrator: Rickey Toney, 34
    Relationship: Ex-Husband
    Town: Louisburg      County: Warren
    Weapon: Firearm

  78. Date: December 31, 2013
    Victim Name: Brianna Jones, 16
    Alleged Perpetrator: Rickey Toney, 34
    Relationship: Ex-Step-Father 
    Town: Louisburg      County: Warren
    Weapon: Firearm

    *Note: Brianna Jones is the daughter of Akeisha Jones, the perpetrator’s ex-wife

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