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Medical examiner says murdered barber stabbed 3 times

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local barber Altereck Shields, who was reportedly stabbed to death in 2016 by a man he got into a ... Read more

11 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Jurors find Donald Frye guilty in 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors on Tuesday found a Kannapolis man guilty in the murder of Sheila Godfrey, whose body was found face down on the kitchen ... Read more

12 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Closing arguments made in Donald Frye murder trial

SALISBURY — In his closing statements Monday, defense attorney Tom King asked jurors if they could believe three of the state’s witnesses, all of whom ... Read more

12 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Sheila Godfrey’s blood found on Donald Frye’s shoes, jury told

SALISBURY — A forensic biologist testified Wednesday that Sheila Godfrey’s blood was found on shoes that belonged to Donald Frye, who is on trial for ... Read more

12 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Former cellmate testifies against Donald Frye

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — According to a former cellmate, Donald Frye said he was haunted by Sheila Godfrey and admitted to selling her ... Read more

12 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan detective shows jurors electrical cord used to kill Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Donning black latex gloves, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chad Moose walked in front of jurors Monday and showed them the electrical cord ... Read more

12 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Witness reveals details of the night of Sheila Godfrey’s murder

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two people who lived at Donald Frye’s Kannapolis home in April 2017 testified Friday that he drove near Lyerly ... Read more

12 months ago by Shavonne Potts.

Laundromat surveillance video shows Donald Frye in murder victim’s vehicle

SALISBURY — Surveillance cameras at the Speedwash Laundromat recorded Donald Lee Frye driving Sheila Godfrey’s white Chevrolet Blazer on April 27, 2017, a former Rowan ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

In murder trial, Donald Frye accused of beating, strangling Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jessica Lind testified in court Wednesday that the day she discovered the body of her mother, Sheila Godfrey, she had had a feeling ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Donald Frye to stand trial for 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors are being selected this week in the murder trial of a Kannapolis man accused of killing 53-year-old Sheila Godfrey, whose body was ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Jurors find Abbitt, Albarran guilty of 2016 murder

SALISBURY – Less than two hours after deliberations started, jurors on Wednesday found Sindy Lina Abbitt and Daniel Real Albarran guilty of murder in the ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Final testimony heard in Abbitt, Albarran murder trial

SALISBURY — Jurors heard the last testimony Monday in the murder trial of Sindy Abbitt and Daniel Albarran, who face life in prison if convicted ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Murder trial: Jurors watch emotional video in which mother points out daughter’s killers

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Jurors watched a video in which an emotional Mary Gregory saw the two people she is “100 percent sure” ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Murder trial: Defense attempts to poke holes in police investigation

SALISBURY — During much of Thursday afternoon’s testimony, defense attorneys tried to poke holes in the investigation of the 2016 murder of Lacynda Feimster. Defense ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Emotional testimony opens trial in 2016 murder of waitress

SALISBURY — In emotional testimony Wednesday, Mary Gregory cried as she recalled seeing her daughter, 38-year-old Lacynda Feimster, murdered in front of her. Gregory was ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Trial to begin for Salisbury pair charged in 2016 murder of Lacynda Feimster

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury pair charged in the May 2016 murder of longtime O’Charley’s waitress Lacynda Feimster will go on trial ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Darius Abel, James Robinson guilty of 2014 murders, sentenced to life in prison

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two men will spend the rest of their lives in prison after jurors on Friday found them guilty of ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Prosecutor says evidence puts defendants at crime scene; defense disagrees

SALISBURY — Rowan County Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler said Thursday that the evidence in the 2014 murders of a Spencer man and his uncle ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Attorney says Darius Abel has alibi; murder trial to continue

  SALISBURY — Darius Abel, one of two men on trial for the 2014 murders of two Spencer men, says he has an alibi, his attorney ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Investigators testify in murder trial about collected evidence

SALISBURY — Local and regional investigators testified in court Thursday about the evidence they collected, stored and examined in the October 2014 double murders of ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Kenneth Abel testifies against cousins in murder trial

SALISBURY — Kenneth Abel testified Wednesday to corroborate statements that he and two cousins went to the home of Antonio “Tony” Walker in October 2014 ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Murder trial: Family says man later ID’d as Kenneth Abel killed 2014 murder victims

SALISBURY — In tearful testimony, Jasmine Walker recounted the night in 2014 when three masked men walked into her family’s Spencer home and shot her ... Read more

1 year ago by Shavonne Potts.

Manslaughter plea in toddler’s death does not end investigation

SALISBURY — A murder suspect has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, but prosecutors and police are not done in their pursuit of justice for ... Read more

2 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in death of toddler Malaya Heun

SALISBURY — A man charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 death of 15-month-old Malaya Heun of Kannapolis pleaded guilty today in Rowan County Superior ... Read more

2 years ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Casey Parsons has first court appearance on murder charges; Sandy Parsons returned to Rowan

SALISBURY — Clad in a khaki Rowan County-issued jail jumpsuit, handcuffs and shackles, Casey Parsons was escorted before a Superior Court judge Wednesday evening for a first ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Marlene Johnson guilty of 2013 murder, sentenced to life without parole

SALISBURY — After less than two hours of deliberation Wednesday, the jury found Marlene Postell Johnson guilty of first-degree murder in the brutal 2013 killing ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Murder verdict: Guilty

Marlene Johnson found guilty of first degree murder. Upon hearing verdict of guilty of 1st degree murder, Johnson fell to the ground. The judge made ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Closing arguments made in Marlene Johnson murder trial

SALISBURY — Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook summed up what she and her team have been building up to in two weeks of testimony ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

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