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FIRST ON WITN: Man Killed, Grandmother Shot In Craven County

A man, accused of killing his neighbor and wounding the man's grandmother, invoked his 5th and 6th amendment rights during a court appearance Wednesday in Craven County.

Anthony Wright is charged with an open count of murder for the shooting that family members say actually happened Monday night.

"Taking the 5th" often refers to defendants not making self-incriminating statements to authorities, while the 6th amendment includes guaranteeing those accused receive a speedy trial and be represented by counsel.

Killed was 47-year-old Daniel Winston, while Winston's 94-year-old grandmother, Mary Bennett is now listed in fair condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The shootings were discovered late Tuesday morning at the home on Dry Monia Road after relatives say Bennett managed to stagger out of the home.

A judge denied bond for Wright and his next court date is November 5th.


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A man is dead and his grandmother has been shot in Craven County.

Rescue crews were called around 11:30 a.m. to a home on Dry Monia Road, that's between Highway 70 & Highway 55 near Tuscarora.

Deputies say they have charged 35-year-old Anthony Wright with an open count of murder. Wright lived next door to the victim.

Family members tell WITN that 47-year-old Daniel Winston has been killed. Winston's grandmother, Mary Bennett is fighting her life with a gunshot wound. The 94-year-old Bennett is being transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

They tell us the shooting happened last night, but was only discovered when the elderly woman managed to stumble outside Tuesday morning.

Deputies have not said what they believe to be a motive in the attacks.

"My brother, he wasn't a troublemaker. He really didn't bother anybody. He goes to work everyday, you know, and my grandma, she's 94 years old. The same thing, she's home every day," said Winston's sister, Tisha Chesnutt.

Winston & Bennett lived next door to each other.


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