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2020 North Carolina Domestic Violence Homicides

                                                  Source: NCCADV

                    North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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
Officers then responded to Ma’s residence at 4020 Banbridge Drive, where they found Ma’s wife, Jenny Thao Ta, 40, shot to death. Ta had died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Police believe that Ma killed his wife, then killed himself.

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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
The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two people at a home near Erwin.  At 6:23pm Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a report of a suicidal person at 3093 Beaver Dam Road.
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Date: January 21, 2020      Murder-Suicide 
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.
Waynesville Police have confirmed the victim of an apparent murder-suicide on Long Street as Cynthia Lynn Smith, 38, and shared news of the death of her unborn child. Smith was 4 months pregnant, according to a police press release. 
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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
Investigators say Craig Lamont Sawyer, 31, and Alisha Marie Morgan, 25, were found shot to death inside the home on Austin Rd.
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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.
Officials say a man fatally shot another man before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide at a home in a Rowan County town Wednesday morning.
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Date: January 24, 2020      Murder-Suicide 
Victim Name: April Ireland, 26
Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
Relationship: Husband
Town: Vanceboro
County: Craven
Weapon: Firearm
North Carolina authorities have confirmed that five family members were victims of a “horrific” murder-suicide last week, according to county officials.
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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
North Carolina authorities have confirmed that five family members were victims of a “horrific” murder-suicide last week, according to county officials.
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Date: January 24, 2020       Murder-Suicide      
Victim Name: Michael Ireland, 4
Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
Relationship: Father
Town:  Vanceboro
County: Craven
Weapon: Firearm
North Carolina authorities have confirmed that five family members were victims of a “horrific” murder-suicide last week, according to county officials.
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Date: January 24, 2020        Murder-Suicide      
Victim Name: Bryson Ireland, 3
Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ireland, 39
Relationship: Father
Town:  Vanceboro
County: Craven
Weapon: Firearm
North Carolina authorities have confirmed that five family members were victims of a “horrific” murder-suicide last week, according to county officials.
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Date: January 29, 2020  
Victim Name: Cassia Renee Duval, 29
Alleged Perpetrator: James Isaac Jones Jr., 33 and Ajelet Sahar Landero, 25
Relationship: Boyfriend and associate
Town: Granite Pikeville
County: Wayne
Weapon: Firearm
Note: Ms. Duval was 7 months pregnant at the time of her murder.
7-Months Pregnant Woman Who ‘Looked Forward to Being a Great Mom’ Is Found Slain in Car, Man Arrested.
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Date: February 5, 2020 
Victim Name: Nikolas Marquis Johnson, 22
Alleged Perpetrator: Barry Eugene Campbell, 23
Relationship: Ex-boyfriend of injured woman Maureen Chafatelli
Town:  Elon
County: Alamance
Weapon: Firearm
Note: Barry Campbell allegedly shot both Maureen Chafatelli and Nikolas Johnson the day after he and Ms. Chafatelli broke up. Ms. Chafatelli survived her injuries.
The shooting in Elon that left one man dead and a woman injured Wednesday, Feb. 5, has been deemed a domestic incident, according to Elon police.
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Date: February 24, 2020 
Victim Name: Joey Keith Boykin, 58
Alleged Perpetrator: Harriet McNair Boykin, 67
Relationship: Wife
Town:  Garner
County: Wake
Weapon: Blunt force trauma (baseball bat)
A Garner woman is charged with beating her husband on the head with a baseball bat.
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Date: March 1, 2020 
Victim Name: Tyler Adam Williams, 25
Alleged Perpetrator: Alisha Sweet Williams, 26
Relationship: Wife
Town:  Hamlet
County: Richmond
Weapon: Firearm
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Hamlet woman with murdering her husband.
Alisha Sweet Williams, 26, of Lumbee Lane is charged with one felony count each of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.
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Date: March 14, 2020      Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Christina Davis-Land, 52
Alleged Perpetrator: Paul Land, 52
Relationship: Husband
Town:  Salisbury
County: Rowan
Weapon: Firearm
Police say they responded to 201 Fairview Street in Salisbury just before 9:45 p.m. in reference to a welfare check. When they arrived, police found 52-year-old Christina Davis-Land dead with multiple gunshot wounds. 
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Date: March 15, 2020  Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Jeannie Ray, 67
Alleged Perpetrator: Larry Don Ray, 66
Relationship: Husband
Town:  Moncure
County: Chatham
Weapon: Firearm
Seven family members died in a murder-suicide in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said. 
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Date: March 15, 2020  Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Helen Mason, 93
Alleged Perpetrator: Larry Don Ray, 66
Relationship: Family member
Town:  Moncure
County: Chatham
Weapon: Firearm
Note: Ms. Mason was allegedly killed during an incident in which Mr. Ray killed his wife and multiple other family members.
Seven family members died in a murder-suicide in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said. 
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Date: March 15, 2020  Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Ellis Max Mansfield, 73
Alleged Perpetrator: Larry Don Ray, 66
Relationship: Family member
Town:  Moncure
County: Chatham
Weapon: Firearm
Note: Mr. Mansfield was allegedly killed during an incident in which Mr. Ray killed his wife and multiple other family members.
Seven family members died in a murder-suicide in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said. 
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Date: March 15, 2020  Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Lisa Mansfield, 54
Alleged Perpetrator: Larry Don Ray, 66
Relationship: Family member
Town:  Moncure
County: Chatham
Weapon: Firearm

Note: Ms. Mansfield was allegedly killed during an incident in which Mr. Ray killed his wife and multiple other family members.
Seven family members died in a murder-suicide in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said. 
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Date: March 15, 2020  Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: John Paul Sanderford, 41
Alleged Perpetrator: Larry Don Ray, 66
Relationship: Family member
Town:  Moncure
County: Chatham
Weapon: Firearm
Note: Mr. Sanderford was allegedly killed during an incident in which Mr. Ray killed his wife and multiple other family members.
Seven family members died in a murder-suicide in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said. 
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Date: March 15, 2020  Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Nicole Lynn Sanderford, 39
Alleged Perpetrator: Larry Don Ray, 66
Relationship: Family member
Town:  Moncure
County: Chatham
Weapon: Firearm
Note: Ms. Sanderford was allegedly killed during an incident in which Mr. Ray killed his wife and multiple other family members.
Seven family members died in a murder-suicide in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said. 
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