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Selling point for my neighborhood

Lindell Kay | local crime,passing time | Saturday, November 28th, 2009

When I moved into my very nice Hubert subdivision one of the selling points was that there is only one way in and one way out. At 1:20 a.m. Saturday, some idiot in a truck found that out as he endangered my entire neighborhood trying to outrun the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department. I was watching [...]

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Thanksgiving

Lindell Kay | Court Cases | Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be out of the office until Monday. But business will pick up then because jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of Albert Bedford, a Midway Park man accused of killing his lover and burying her body in his daughter’s backyard while she was out of town [...]

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FBI seeking help in cold cases

Lindell Kay | Cold Cases | Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The FBI is trying to solve civil rights-era murders in Mississippi and is asking the public’s help in tracking down potential witnesses. Read this excellent AP story about it. AP file photo of reputed Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale who received three life prison terms for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers [...]

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Some people just deserve to die

Lindell Kay | N.C. Crime | Friday, November 20th, 2009

If this guy is found guilty, I volunteer to stick the needle in his arm. Mario McNeill has been charged with murder in the death of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis. Read The Sanford Herald’s report here. McNeill, who was already charged with kidnapping the girl, asphyxiated her before dumping her body in a wooded area near [...]

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Murder in Brynn Marr

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,local crime | Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Before moving out to Hubert, I lived in this area of Jacksonville for almost two years. I think it is wonderful neighborhood. The usually quiet neighborhood was rocked late Monday night by the shooting death of a a man family said had no enemies. Kevin Foley grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from a local high [...]

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real pain – UPDATED

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,reporting demystified | Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

————————————–UPDATE—————————————- The medical examiner, sheriff and D.A. talk about what happens next. —————————————————————————————- I brushed as close as I ever want to come to real pain today. I got to work early, hoping something would develop so I could get it done and go home early. Monday was free veterans dinner at Golden Corral. Questions about [...]

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accused pleads case to public

Lindell Kay | Court Cases | Sunday, November 15th, 2009

A series that has pardon the pun, become cold in recent months, “Court Case Homicide,” returned to the newspaper Sunday. Onslow County Jail inmate Ryan Casler wrote me a letter from the clink – against his attorney’s advice – about how the death of Joe Wells, of which Casler is accused, was not gang related. [...]

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Court Street Shuffle – Nov. 13, 2009 – Marine addition

Lindell Kay | Court Street Shuffle | Friday, November 13th, 2009

- Today is Cesar Laurean’s birthday. He was born in 1986. Still no word on any possible venue change. – Cody Richardson – the former Marine accused of strangling his wife in September – has been sent for a mental health evaluation by state medical officials. – The family of Jonathan Law – the Marine [...]

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Molling it over

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,local crime | Thursday, November 12th, 2009

- From Soyer Moll’s Facebook account. It reads: “Death - The Only Absolute Thing In Life.” Soyer Moll was in court today. His dead wife was examined by state medical officials. Her cause of death: strangulation. Pretty absolute. Read news here. The thing that bothers me most about this whole case is that when I spoke to [...]

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WCTI wants to Skip out

Lindell Kay | intriguing cases | Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

WCTI-TV wants to be dropped from a lawsuit against station meteorologist Skip Waters. Read the news article. The civil lawsuit filed in July by 21-year-old John Lero contends that Waters plied Lero with marijuana, showed him pornographic material and began a sexual relationship with him when Lero was 16. The TV station is named in [...]

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My day

Lindell Kay | straight up opinion | Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Whenever my kids ask me what my favorite holiday is, I tell them Veterans Day. It makes little sense to them. As one of my sons recently put it, “you get presents at Christmas and presents for your birthday, what do you get for Veterans day?” To press the point – we eat really well [...]

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More on Moll

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,local crime | Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

From Virginia Moll’s MySpace page: Thursday, June 25, 2009 Time flys Current mood: thoughtful For those who didnt know Soyer and I are almost at the 1 year of marrage mark. Wow. Naomi is already almost 8 moths old, and she just got her first tooth. I cant imangine how things would be if my [...]

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Hubert homicide

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,local crime,reporting demystified | Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Some first birthday. As the daughter of Virginia Moll turned 1 year old Tuesday, her mother’s body was discovered in a shallow grave behind their home and her father was taken into custody for murder. The Molls on their wedding day in September 2008: Read the news article here. Like I said Monday, I have [...]

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Local serial killer connections?

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,intriguing cases | Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The FBI has asked local authorities to see whether they have any old cases that might be linked to alleged Ohio serial killer Anthony Sowell. Read news here. That was the whole reason The Daily News reported Sowell’s connection to Lejeune last week. Read that here. (This article has more specific dates of service for [...]

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Missing woman

Lindell Kay | Closer Look | Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

If you have seen this woman, call your local authorities now: Virginia Tillman Moll has brown eyes and hair, is five feet four inches tall and weighs around 178 pounds. She lives with her husband in the Hubert area. Read news article about her disappearance. Sheriff Ed Brown said circumstances in this case have him [...]

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“He loved being a Marine”

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,local crime,Marine Corps | Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Josh Hartzell was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the outdoors and he loved being in the Corps, according to family. The Marine accused of killing him has now been charged with murder and faces court marshal. Hartzell in better days: I spoke again to his Ohio girlfriend about him Monday. On Friday she [...]

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Lejeune ID’s dead Marine

Amanda | HOME PAGE | Sunday, November 8th, 2009

According to a press release from Camp Lejeune, Pvt. Jonathan Law is currently at the Camp Lejeune Brig awaiting charges related to the death of Cpl. Joshua E. Hartzell, 22. Here is the press release we received:   MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Private Jonathan Law, 21, is in the custody of military [...]

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Weekend Shenanigans

Lindell Kay | local crime | Sunday, November 8th, 2009

There was a confirmed bomb threat at the Western Boulevard Wal-Mart on Friday afternoon. There was an unconfirmed bomb threat at the Jacksonville Mall Saturday night. And late Saturday night Jacksonville police were out in force at the Western Boulevard Wal-Mart again. Police were responding to the threat of a gunman, according to several unconfirmed [...]

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Local hero

Lindell Kay | Closer Look | Saturday, November 7th, 2009

A Wilmington native and former North Carolina cop is the hero who put down the alleged Fort Hood gunman. Good job, Sgt. Kimberly Munley! Read the news article here.

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Dog beat to death with ballbat then burned

Lindell Kay | local crime | Friday, November 6th, 2009

A Maysville couple have been charged with felonies after they beat their pet dog to death with a baseball bat and tossed its carcass on a trash fire. They told authorities that the dog was too aggressive and didn’t have a gun so they beat it to death. Sad way to get rid of a dog. Read [...]

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Enemy Mine

Lindell Kay | local crime,Marine Corps | Friday, November 6th, 2009

As you all know, we have been working on a story about a Camp Lejeune Marine accused of killing another Marine. Read news article and watch press conference video here.  Base officials were pretty tight-lipped about the crime today. I am not knocking them; they were protecting the investigation and the family of the alleged [...]

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The Muffler Man

Lindell Kay | Closer Look,N.C. Crime | Thursday, November 5th, 2009

After 10 years of hanging out in front of a Bell Fork Road garage, the Muffle Man has been kidnapped. Muffler Man was last seen in sunglasses and a ski cap. Read Molly K. DeWitt’s news article. Some might say he wondered off on his own, that he lived life on the edge and shouldn’t [...]

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N.C. fugitives in Mexico

Lindell Kay | N.C. Crime | Thursday, November 5th, 2009

My good friends at N.C. Wanted have an excellent article online about North Carolina fugitives believed to be hiding in Mexico. The article highlights the Cesar Laurean case. Read it here. They have some excellent video too. From the N.C. Wanted Web site: “People flee every single day to Mexico to avoid prosecution. That’s not [...]

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Ohio serial killer was Camp Lejeune Marine

Lindell Kay | Closer Look | Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Anthony Sowell – a Cleveland man who had 10 bodies and skull in his house – was stationed at Camp Lejeune in the late 1970s. Read news article here.  AP PHOTO Sowell has been charged with five counts of murder. Expect that number to rise. A NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PHOTO of the outside of Sowell’s [...]

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Don’t give up

Lindell Kay | Cold Cases | Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Never give up. A woman buried as a Jane Doe 55 years ago in Colorado has been identified. The pain of not knowing what happened to Dorothy Gay Howard saddened an Arizona family for more than half a century. “It was just complete and utter shock,” the just-identified woman’s sister, Marlene Howard Ashman told The [...]

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Jessy Lauer-Richardson autopsy

Lindell Kay | Closer Look | Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I received Jessy Lauer-Richardson’s autopsy in the mail today. Read the news here. A copy of the autopsy is linked to the article. It does not mention that her husband washed her dead body and placed it in the bed. Cody and Jessy Richardson:

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Missing wife found dead

Lindell Kay | Cold Cases | Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Here’s another case of a wife and mother who lived on the edge and died young. 32-year-old Bernice Cleo Naughton liked to frequent Court Street nightclubs and would often stay gone from home, her husband and three kids for days at a time. She drove away from her Hubert home in February 1985 and was [...]

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