Bikers honor slain women – The Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO – Juray Tucker wiped away tears Saturday afternoon after a group of motorcyclists honored her daughter and other Rocky Mount women whose bodies were found around Rocky Mount since 2003.

“I’ve got so many emotions rolling around in me right now,” Tucker said. (More)

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Pittman verdict brings tears of relief, grief – Rocky Mount Telegram

WINDSOR – Tears were abundant Thursday afternoon as a guilty verdict in the first-degree murder trial of Antwan Pittman was read and the 33-year-old was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. (More)

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Response To Antwan Pittman Being Found Guilty In The Murder Of An Edgecombe County Woman So Quickly

I am lead to believe that the defense obviously didn’t have a lot to fight with so therefore the case ended quickly. I believe that the evidence presented must have been enough that the defense could not really challenge the facts as presented nor the witnesses.

The families of the other missing/murdered women need to be patient and hope that other evidence can be linked to Antwan Pittman and that it will be strong enough to bring before the courts. It is no need to go to court with a whole lot of doubt and allow the defense to make the DA and others look like fools.

I commend the local Edgecombe, Nash and surrounding counties law enforcement whom have played a role in trying to bring some closure on the murdered and missing women saga in Edgecombe and Nash Counties.

Now the least that everyone whom are concerned about the other missing/murdered women that have not been closed can do is to pray that justice will prevail.

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Probe continues in eight other Rocky Mount deaths – Source: WRAL

Tarboro, N.C. — A day after a jury convicted an Edgecombe County man of strangling a Rocky Mount woman and leaving her body in some woods, authorities say they are still looking into several similar cases to see if they are connected.

"The investigation into all of the other murders will continue, and we are not looking for any other suspects right now," Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said Friday. (Read more)

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Pittman found guilty in missing Rocky Mount woman’s death – Source: WRAL

Windsor, N.C. — After less than an hour of deliberation, a jury on Thursday found an Edgecombe County man guilty of first-degree murder in the strangling death of a Rocky Mount woman more than two years ago.

"You all are sending an innocent man to prison for life," a sobbing Antwan Maurice Pittman yelled afterward. "I did not kill that woman." (Read more)

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Suspect denies killing Rocky Mount woman – Source: WRAL

Windsor, N.C. — A Rocky Mount man on trial for strangling a woman more than two years ago took the witness stand in his own defense Wednesday, telling jurors that he did not kill her – even though prosecutors say the evidence points only to him. (Read more)

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Jurors urged to use common sense in Rocky Mount murder trial – Source: WRAL

Windsor, N.C. — Prosecutors trying a Rocky Mount man for first-degree murder say jurors must use reason and common sense as they hear evidence that, they say, will prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he killed a woman more than two years ago and left her body in a rural area of Edgecombe County. (Read more)

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Breaking News Tarboro NC – Jury seated to decide fate of alleged serial killer – Source: WRAL

Tarboro, N.C. — Attorneys quickly selected 12 jurors and two alternates Monday to decide whether a Rocky Mount man is guilty of murder. Opening statements are expected to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the case of Antwan Maurice Pittman.

Pittman, 31, is charged with one murder — the 2009 death of Taraha Shenice Nicholson. But he is linked to the deaths of at least seven other women, and authorities have said they think he is a serial killer. (Read more)

Note: I would not have thought they would have selected the jurors that quick. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Pittman murder trial to begin in Bertie County – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

The first-degree murder trial of a man who allegedly has been linked to a string of homicides in Eastern North Carolina is scheduled to begin Monday in Bertie County.

Antwan Pittman was charged with first- degree murder two years ago in the strangling death of Taraha Shenice Nicholson. Nicholson’s death has been under investigation, along with that of 10 other people, whose bodies were found over a period of several years in a rural stretch of Edgecombe County. (Read more)

Note: PROMM will be holding a press conference today 12:30 PM at the Tarboro Courthouse.

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Families of murdered Rocky Mount women gather to mourn – Source: WRAL

Rocky Mount, N.C. — Yolanda Renee Lancaster, one of 10 Rocky Mount women at the center of an investigation into a suspected serial killer, was remembered Saturday in a memorial service.

Families of the other eight women whose bodies have been found and one woman who remains missing, the tears shed for Lancaster are familiar. (Read more)

Note: Received a call on yesterday while I was at work that there would be a memorial service at 2:00 PM. I worked until 3:00 PM. I understand a minister that I am very much familiar with from down my way Rev. Albert Baker really preached.  Stopped by Bone Inn Seafood to get me something to eat around 3:30 PM and I heard a couple of people talking about they enjoyed the services. Trying to get more details and/or a video/audio if available. I haven’t heard Rev. Baker preach in several years. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Leader wants ‘mass search’ of area where bodies were found – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Juray and Bruce Tucker had asked Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight to come to the Friday meeting of Parents and Relatives of the Missing and Murdered, but Knight said he could not make it. So when he showed up that night, Juray Tucker said her heart sank. (Read more)

Note: Has there not already been a mass search in the area? This is a lot of ground but maybe it could be done. It appears to me that it has been hunters on these properties whom have found the previous remains and I strongly feel it will be the hunters whom will find any other missing remains that may be out there. And then again I would think that since the last remains have been found that some type of search would be the order of the day anyway. I be glad when this is all over because it is beginning to be quite much. C. Dancy II – The DCN Publisher

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Hope dwindles for last of missing Rocky Mount women–Source: WRAL

Tarboro, N.C. — The discovery last week of the remains of Yolanda Renee Lancaster in some rural Edgecombe County woods brought a brief moment of relief, then a sinking feeling to Winston Kemp.

For years, he’s thought about what has become of his stepdaughter, Joyce Renee Durham, having often gone online, searching for her name and wondering if she’s out there somewhere. (Read more)

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Edgecombe remains those of missing Rocky Mount woman–Source: WRAL

Tarboro, N.C. — Remains found this week in rural Edgecombe County were identified Friday as those of a Rocky Mount woman who is one of 10 at the center of an investigation into a suspected serial killer.

Sheriff James Knight said late Friday that the remains were those of Yolanda Renee Lancaster, 37, who has been missing since February 2009. (Read more)

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Rocky Mount NC – CNN special on slayings praised–Rocky Mount Telegram

Last weekend, Rocky Mount was part of a CNN special investigation titled “Easy Prey” about serial killers who prey on drug addicts, prostitutes and other vulnerable members of society to victimize.

“Part of the mission of the documentary was to highlight the victims and the type of victim being chosen and why it takes a certain amount of time for these cases to be solved and these killers to be caught,” said Scott Matthews, CNN Director of Special Investigations and Documentaries. “It is tougher to get the media coverage and momentum behind the investigation because of who the victims are.” (Read more)

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CNN Murdered And Missing Women In Rocky Mount NC (Interesting Report)

I found the CNN report to be quite interesting.

I was amazed at how many girls one guy had killed in another state before law enforcement found out who the killer was. It was interesting to see how some family members in other states felt the same as some of the family members in Rocky Mount that law enforcement was not doing enough. The timeline of trying to find out who was doing the murders were somewhat similar.

Andre Knight Rocky Mount City Councilman says he felt like law enforcement could have done more. My question is what more could law enforcement had done?

I found Chief John Manley’s comments to be somewhat interesting. He said he couldn’t say what he would have done differently and I feel that was a good answer.

Overall I thought the report was good and that it showed how no matter what color the victims were it appears that the family members were not satisfied with the local law enforcement.

If you missed the show check it out for yourself on Sunday.

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CNN Doing A Piece On Murdered And Missing Women In Rocky Mount NC And Abroad Now Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:00 PM Part 2 Sunday November 7, 2010 8:00 PM

 

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