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2 Navy Corpsmen, Former Corpsman Appear In Double Murder Case

Two Navy corpsmen and a former corpsman appeared before a judge for the first time on charges of murder and accessory.

Jhaden Davis, age 21, and 23-year-old Brandon Smallwood, both active US Navy corpsman assigned to Camp Lejeune, and 24-year-old Joseph Pirrotta, a recently discharged Navy corpsman living in Beaufort, have been charged in deaths of a father and son.

Davis and Pirrotta are charged with two counts of murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Smallwood is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder and was given a $1 million bond.

Albert and Duane Correll were shot and killed June 2nd at their home at 167 Taylor Farm Road in Beaufort.

The 20 year old died at the scene, while his 50-year-old father passed away later at Carteret General Hospital.

In court this morning, a district judge told Davis and Pirrotta the maximum penalty they faced was the death penalty if the district attorney chooses to pursue it.

The two murder suspects are being held without bond, while Smallwood's bond continues to be $1,000,000.

Their next court date is July 6th.


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Two Navy corpsmen were arrested aboard Camp Lejeune Friday along with a third man at his home in Beaufort for the murder of a father and son who were found killed June 2 in Carteret County.

The first court appearance will be held Monday morning. WITN will be there as well as at the press conference by the sheriff's office Monday afternoon.

Detectives with the assistance of NCIS agents from Camp Lejeune and the ATF made the three arrests Friday in connection with the murder of Albert and Duane Correll who were shot and killed at their home at 167 Taylor Farm Road in Beaufort.

The 20 year old died at the scene, while his 50-year-old father passed away later at Carteret General Hospital.

Jhaden Davis, age 21, and 23-year-old Brandon Smallwood, both active US Navy corpsman assigned to USMC Camp Lejeune, and 24-year-old Joseph Pirrotta, a recently discharged Navy corpsman living in Beaufort, have been charged in the case.

Davis and Pirrotta are charged with two counts of murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. They are being held on no bond.

Smallwood is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder and was given a $1 million bond.

All three men are in the Carteret County Jail.

Sheriff's Detectives say the two victims left Walmart in Beaufort at 9:24 p.m. June 2 then the 911 call came in at 9:49 p.m.

Days after the murders, Captain Jason Wank said detectives believed the suspects may have been waiting at the home to ambush the father and son because the victims never made it inside.


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