DA will seek death penalty against man charged with murder
By Shavonne Potts
The Rowan County District Attorney’s Office will pursue the death penalty against Gary Cureton, who is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend to death with a baseball bat in late January.
Cureton, 54, was charged just hours after Joan Marie Lark, 49, was found by a grandchild in the floor of her downstairs bedroom.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Cureton with murder, felony first-degree burglary and felony robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Cureton has been in the Rowan County Detention Center without bond since his January arrest.
Investigators found Cureton at a Kannapolis home wearing Lark’s jacket, with her jewelry in his pockets and dried blood on his clothing.
Cureton has multiple convictions that include assault on a female and domestic criminal trespass.
See Thursday’s Post for more details.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.
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