January 1 – December 31, 2023 (71 homicides, 23 suicides)

  1. Date: January 1, 2023
    Victim Name: Dasia Jenis Gentry, 25
    Alleged Perpetrator: Rick Monroe Jr., 25
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Winston-Salem
    County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Firearm
  2. Date: January 1, 2023
    Victim Name: Natasha Yvette Walker, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: Vashon Juan Sigler, 48
    Relationship: see note
    Town: Greensboro
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Natasha Walker was allegedly killed by Vashon Sigler while trying to assist someone who was fleeing domestic violence perpetrated by Vashon Sigler. Natasha is included in this list because her death was the result of a domestic violence situation. 
  3. Date: January 7, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Athalia Crayton, 46 
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Crayton Jr., 45
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: High Point
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  4. Date: January 7, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Kasim Crayton, 18
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Crayton Jr., 45
    Relationship: Parent
    Town: High Point
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  5. Date: January 7, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Nyla Crayton 
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Crayton Jr., 45
    Relationship: Parent
    Town: High Point
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  6. Date: January 7, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Nasir Crayton, 10
    Alleged Perpetrator: Robert Crayton Jr., 45
    Relationship: Parent
    Town: High Point
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  7. Date: January 9, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Debra Ana Jackson, 35
    Alleged Perpetrator: Anothony Herriott Jr., 30
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Denver
    County: Lincoln
    Weapon: Firearm
  8. Date: January 15, 2023
    Victim Name: Annalene Julia Trocke, 39
    Alleged Perpetrator: Derik Thomas Trocke, 39
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Mooresville
    County: Iredell
    Weapon: Firearm
  9. Date: January 15, 2023
    Victim Name: David Wayne Owens, 66
    Alleged Perpetrator: Clarice Elaine Owens, 64
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Casar
    County: Cleveland
    Weapon: Firearm
  10. Date: January 17, 2023
    Victim Name: Ashley Erin Scoggins, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: Timothy Prescott Parson, 36
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Kings Mountain
    County: Cleveland
    Weapon: Knife
  11. Date: January 20, 2023
    Victim Name: Alvis Gentry, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: Breonna Bridges, 26
    Relationship: Former partner
    Town: Durham
    County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm
  12. Date: February 4, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Heather Davenport Small, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: William Oscar Small, 62
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Greenville
    County: Pitt
    Weapon: Firearm
  13. Date: February 6, 2023 
    Victim Name: Quantell Tehmel White, 21
    Alleged Perpetrator: Kaylee Gene Abagail Utt Turnipseed, 18
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greensboro
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  14. Date: February 11, 2023
    Victim Name: Amanda English, 56
    Alleged Perpetrator: Joel English, 62
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Winston-Salem
    County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Knife
  15. Date: February 12, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Lauren Michaela “Mikki” Payne, 23
    Alleged Perpetrator: Ian Clement Niesel, 23
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Arden
    County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Firearm
  16. Date: February 13, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Dionyah Truelove Thompson, 23
    Alleged Perpetrator: Elie Hugo Noel, 33
    Relationship: Ex-Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm
  17. Date: February 18, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Ravett Patrice Robinson, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tevin Kewann Jolly, 31
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greensboro
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  18. Date: February 24, 2023 
    Victim Name: Joanna Barrett, 51
    Alleged Perpetrator: Darren Curry, 42
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Knife
  19. Date: March 3, 2023 
    Victim Name: Audrey White, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: Christopher Kornegay, 31
    Relationship: Fiance
    Town: Richlands
    County: Onslow
    Weapon: Firearm
  20. Date: March 3, 2023 
    Victim Name: Ardrie White, 14
    Alleged Perpetrator: Christopher Kornegay, 31
    Relationship: Mother’s Fiance
    Town: Richlands
    County: Onslow
    Weapon: Firearm
  21. Date: March 4, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Michelle Marcinkus Walter, 53
    Alleged Perpetrator: Johnnie Andrew Walter Jr
    Relationship: Estranged spouse
    Town: Bessemer City
    County: Gaston
    Weapon: Firearm
  22. Date: March 5, 2023 
    Victim Name: Nicole Bullock, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Rodney Crawford, 33
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Durham
    County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm
  23. Date: March 10, 2023 
    Victim Name: Talia Petoia, 27
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tyler Laugher, 21
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Tryon
    County: Polk
    Weapon: Firearm
  24. Date: March 21, 2023 
    Victim Name: Victoria Oxendine, 35
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jackie Junior McNair, 48
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: St. Pauls
    County: Robeson
    Weapon: Firearm
  25. Date: March 23, 2023 
    Victim Name: Sharelle Johnson, 25
    Alleged Perpetrator: Deon Lamar Monk, 25
    Relationship: None
    Town: Greensboro
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Sharelle Johnson was hit by a stray bullet allegedly fired by Deon Monk during a DV altercation with his child’s mother at an apartment complex. Another person was wounded but survived.
  26. Date: March 26, 2023 
    Victim Name: Janna Lee Barnes, 24
    Alleged Perpetrator: Audie Lavonda Brack Belt Jr., 28
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm
  27. Date: April 7, 2023 
    Victim Name: Zonna Chanae Locklear, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Richardo Clark, 34
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Lumberton
    County: Robeson
    Weapon: Firearm
  28. Date: April 8, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Jaime Hicks Long, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator: David Long, 39
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Morehead City
    County: Carteret
    Weapon: Firearm
  29. Date: April 14, 2023 
    Victim Name: Nabaruna Karamakar, 33
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Aaron Matthews, 40
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Morrisville
    County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm
  30. Date: April 23, 2023
    Victim Name: Quinton Earl Dortch, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tammy Teresa Etheridge, 48
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Sharpsburg
    County: Wilson
    Weapon: Knife
  31. Date: April 28, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Yenitza Arroyo Torres, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Domingo Tavarez-Rodriguez, 53
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Fayetteville
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Firearm
  32. Date: April 30, 2023
    Victim Name: Blanca Lacortiglia, 37
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Lacortiglia, 43
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Spring Lake
    County: Harnett
    Weapon: Firearm
  33. Date: April 30, 2023
    Victim Name: Rufus Singletary, 51
    Alleged Perpetrator: Annie Lou Bradford, 55
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Wilmington
    County: New Hanover
    Weapon: Firearm
  34. Date: May 3, 2023
    Victim Name: Ronnie Coke
    Alleged Perpetrator: Shaunell Miller, 44
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Hertford
    County: Perquimans
    Weapon: Knife
  35. Date: May 8, 2023
    Victim Name: Antwone Durell Chisholm, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Patee Lachelle Bell, 27
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Garner
    County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm
  36. Date: May 24, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Tatiana Haywood, 18
    Alleged Perpetrator: Nasir Scott, 18
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Fayetteville
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Firearm
  37. Date: May 25, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Michael Anthony Wilkes Jr., 39
    Alleged Perpetrator: Rani Renee Barnes, 35
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greenville
    County: Pitt
    Weapon: Firearm
  38. Date: May 27, 2023
    Victim Name: Jimmy Paul
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tysh Evette Simpson, 49
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Granite Quarry
    County: Rowan
    Weapon: Vehicle
  39. Date: May 31, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Bobbie Jean Woolard, 48
    Alleged Perpetrator: Don Woolard, 50
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Washington
    County: Beaufort
    Weapon: Firearm
  40. Date: June 7, 2023
    Victim Name: Rosa Outlaw, 61
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jarvis Outlaw, 65
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Wilson
    County: Wilson
    Weapon: Firearm
  41. Date: June 10, 2023
    Victim Name: Eddie Jones, 51
    Alleged Perpetrator: Santana Hunt, 35
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Red Springs
    County: Robeson
    Weapon: Knife
  42. Date: June 15, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: James Dwight Peacock, 69
    Alleged Perpetrator: Vickie Katanyan Peacock, 55
    Relationship: Ex-spouse
    Town: Benson
    County: Johnston
    Weapon: Firearm
  43. Date: June 18, 2023 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Sandra Robinson, 58
    Alleged Perpetrator: Lewis Darail Robinson, 50
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Fayetteville
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Firearm
  44. Date: July 1, 2023
    Victim Name: Karen Lott, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Lott, 52
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Lumber Bridge
    County: Robeson
    Weapon: Unknown
  45. Date: July 7, 2023
    Victim Name: Jasmine Cooper, 27
    Alleged Perpetrator: Kayshaun Williams, 29
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greenville
    County: Pitt
    Weapon: Strangulation/blunt force trauma
    Note: Jasmine Cooper was 38 weeks pregnant at the time of her murder. Kayshaun Williams is charged with one count of murder and one count of murder of an unborn child.
  46. Date: July 16, 2023
    Victim Name: Allisha Watts, 39
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Dunmore, 51
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Norman
    County: Montgomery
    Weapon: Unknown
    Note: Allisha Watts went missing on 7/16/23. Her body was found on 8/24/23. The exact date and cause of death is unknown at this time. 
  47. Date: July 30, 2023
    Victim Name: Gwendolyn Lavonne Riddick, 40
    Alleged Perpetrator: John Michael Powell, 35
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Eden
    County: Rockingham
    Weapon: Firearm
  48. Date: July 31, 2023    
    Victim Name: Samantha Bryant, 31
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tyrone Brooks, 37
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Rowland
    County: Robeson
    Weapon: Unknown
  49. Date: August 8, 2023      Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Chante Ezequil Taylor, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator: Verena Denise Taylor, 46
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Rural Hall
    County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Firearm
  50. Date: August 29, 2023     
    Victim Name: Hadeel Ghadhanfer Hikmat, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Omar Matthew Ibrahim Drabick, 34
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Pittsboro
    County: Chatham
    Weapon: Unknown
    Note: Hadeel’s body was recovered from Jordan Lake on August 29. Exact date of death is unknown.
  51. Date: August 31, 2023     
    Victim Name: Unreleased, 17
    Alleged Perpetrator: Unreleased, 16
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Wilmington
    County: New Hanover
    Weapon: Firearm
  52. Date: September 5, 2023     
    Victim Name: Hue Thi Lu’o’ng, 58
    Alleged Perpetrator: Xuan Thanh Pham, 63
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Wake Forest
    County: Wake
    Weapon: Knife
  53. Date: September 7, 2023      Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Ashley Webb, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: George Norville, 39
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Pinetops
    County: Edgecombe
    Weapon: Firearm
  54. Date: September 14, 2023     
    Victim Name: MaKayla Davis, 20
    Alleged Perpetrator: Byron Anthony Beckford, Jr., 20
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Albemarle
    County: Stanly
    Weapon: Firearm
  55. Date: September 14, 2023      Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Jessica Moore, 35
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tito Matos, 38
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Fayetteville
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Firearm
  56. Date: September 16, 2023      Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Roslyn Mazzilli, 82
    Alleged Perpetrator: Gregg Melvin, 73
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Fayetteville
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Firearm
  57. Date: September 18, 2023     
    Victim Name: Marianna Alicia Woods, 23
    Alleged Perpetrator: Darrin Marquis Ross, 23
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Spindale
    County: Rutherford
    Weapon: Firearm
  58. Date: September 19, 2023      Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Leugina Ingram, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tanena Ingram, 48
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Greensboro
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  59. Date: September 27, 2023     
    Victim Name: Dustin Lee Burwell, 30
    Alleged Perpetrator: Kala Elaine Fralick, 27
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Asheville
    County: Buncombe
    Weapon: Knife
  60. Date: October 21, 2023      Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Cyrus Blakney, 11
    Alleged Perpetrator: Russell Blakney, 48
    Relationship: Parent
    Town: Stanley
    County: Gaston
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: This parent-child homicide is included in this list because Mr. Blakney allegedly shot his son and himself after the child’s mother filed a 50B and police were attempting to arrest him.
  61. Date: November 13, 2023   
    Victim Name: Rebecca Tyson, 68
    Alleged Perpetrator: Clarence Edward Tyson, 60
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Statesville
    County: Iredell
    Weapon: Strangulation
  62. Date: November 13, 2023    
    Victim Name: Josiah Randolph Hearne, newborn
    Alleged Perpetrator: Raymond Jerel Callicutt, 42
    Relationship: Unknown
    Town: Atwell
    County: Rowan
    Weapon: Blunt force trauma in-utero
    Note: Raymond Callicutt allegedly assaulted his pregnant ex-girlfriend Jenny Hearne, causing her to deliver her baby Josiah prematurely. Josiah lived 12 hours before dying from blunt force trauma injuries sustained in-utero during the assault.
  63. Date: November 13, 2023    Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Melissa Kincaid Zickafoose, 52
    Alleged Perpetrator: Benjamin Zickafoose, 54
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Salisbury
    County: Rowan
    Weapon: Firearm
  64. Date: November 19, 2023    Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Kimberly Denise Moran Smith, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Kevin Smith, 40
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Whitsett
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  65. Date: November 23, 2023 
    Victim Name: Jessica Bentacourt Riggs, 41
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Stewart Purvis Jr., 35
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greenville
    County: Pitt
    Weapon: Firearm
  66. Date: November 26, 2023    
    Victim Name: Shantana Bailey, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Thomas Dargan, 36
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: High Point
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Firearm
  67. Date: November 26, 2023   Murder-Suicide 
    Victim Name: Carrie Nicole Trampel, 41
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dwane Paul Miller, 40
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Autryville
    County: Sampson
    Weapon: Firearm
  68. Date: November 26, 2023   Murder-Suicide     
    Victim Name: Amber Rae King, 43
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dwane Paul Miller, 40
    Relationship: Unknown
    Town: Autryville
    County: Sampson
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Amber Rae King was allegedly killed by Dwane Paul Miller during an altercation in which he also killed his partner and then himself.
  69. Date: November 26, 2023   Murder-Suicide     
    Victim Name: Daniel Jay Wiltshire, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dwane Paul Miller, 40
    Relationship: Unknown
    Town: Autryville
    County: Firearm
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Daniel Jay Wiltshire was allegedly killed by Dwane Paul Miller during an altercation in which he also killed his partner and then himself.
  70. Date: December 10, 2023   Murder-Suicide     
    Victim Name: Toni Ann White, 42
    Alleged Perpetrator: Scott David White, 42
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Clinton
    County: Sampson
    Weapon: Firearm
  71. Date: December 24, 2023      
    Victim Name: Yamile Alejandra Giraldo Gomez, 19
    Alleged Perpetrator: Victor Agudelo-Monsalve, 27
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Knife