ONLY ON WITN: 94-Year-Old Shooting Victim Recounts Horrifying Night

An elderly woman, who was shot in the head last week, is now back at home recouperating.

Mary Bennett relived the terrifying night to WITN's Ken Heineck, just two days after being released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The 94-year-old Craven County woman was shot and her grandson killed in the shootings on Dry Monia Road last Tuesday.

Bennett tells WITN News that the shooting was all over $20, and that she tried to cry for help when her grandson was murdered. But the woman says her attacker would not allow her to leave and ended up shooting her as well.

Bennett was discovered the next day by a neighbor.

Anthony Wright was charged with killing Daniel Winston, but so far he's not been officially charged with the shooting of Bennett. We're told that could change at anytime.

Winston's funeral was Wednesday afternoon, a funeral Bennett was unable to attend because of her physical condition.

See more of Mary Bennett's story tonight on WITN News at 6.


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  • by Allisen Jones Location: Brooklyn on Nov 1, 2009 at 06:51 PM
    My feelings and prayers are with the family. What person in there right mind would do that to an innocent sweet lady? A cowardly punk that's what he is. i am sorry for the loss of the grandson. A senseless killing over $20.00 something that can always be replaced, but you can't replace a humans life. He needs to pay for what he did to the fullest.
  • by New York Location: New York on Oct 30, 2009 at 03:39 PM
    My family is so very happy that my aunt is home and this monster is behind bars. I just pray that he stays there I know we all agree that he should be there for the rest of his years. Imagine living to be 94 yrs. old and have someone take that away from you over $20.00. Please keep my aunt and our family in your prayers.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Oct 29, 2009 at 07:10 PM
    There use to be a honor among black men... no matter who you commit a crime against... NEVER commit a crime against an old person, especially a black old woman. This person has broken that rule and will be dealt with accordingly in prison!
  • by they say they say Brandy Location: Lenoir Co on Oct 29, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    It to me is sad that a person lives to 94 and has to go through this.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    All this for $20 worth of crack!SUPID!
  • by atlanta40 Location: newyork on Oct 28, 2009 at 09:49 PM
    My prayers go out to my aunt. The family thanks every one for their prayers. She is as tough as it gets, and I pray every day for her to have the strenght to see this guy pay for what he as done to her, my cousin and our family.
  • by richard on Oct 28, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    What the ---- is wrong with society
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Oct 28, 2009 at 04:02 PM
    This is an incredible lady, to survive this terrible ordeal, lose her Grandson, and still talk with reporters at her age. I pray that she and her Grandson get justice quickly. God Bless You Mrs. Bennett.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 at 03:55 PM
    I hope Ms. Bennett has some family to help her and be with her. Ms. Bennett. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many citizens. You are and will be prayed for daily. God Bless you.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 28, 2009 at 02:56 PM
    My prayers are with you and your grandson. May God bless you Mary.
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