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North Carolina homicide leads to arrest

In the aftermath of a tragic event, people often act in unexpected ways. Shock, for example, can cause people to act in ways that are out-of-character. Police in North Carolina are now accusing a man of lying to them as they investigate the homicide of another man. The former has since been arrested on murder charges.

Police were called to the defendant's house in the early morning hours of a day in early May. According to reports, the 29-year-old man told police that he had shot an intruder. When they arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered a 27-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital but later passed away.

Police claim that they discovered that the two men had been drinking together earlier at the victim's house. They reportedly drove to the defendant's house together where the shooting allegedly occurred. According to police, there were no signs of forced entry at the house, and they reportedly discovered text messages from the victim's wife to the defendant with directions to their house. The victim's wife and child were reportedly at the house where the shooting allegedly occurred when police arrived.

The death of the man is tragic; however, there are many questions that are unanswered in relation to the homicide case. For example, a motive is unclear. Because the aftermath of an incident such as this can leave a person in an unstable emotional state, it is often beneficial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney guiding a person throughout questioning by police. By doing so, those in North Carolina can help ensure lawful treatment and are better able to make informed choices regarding their interactions with authorities.

Source: wral.com, "Warrants: Suspect in Rolesville homicide lied to police about shooting intruder", May 2, 2016