Accused Killer Due In Court

Nearly two years after the tragic murder of a 7-year-old girl from Lenoir County, her accused killer is still going through the courts system.

John Alan Manning is due in court Tuesday, charged with the rape and murder of Chasity Sumner in the Lenoir County town of Pink Hill. Lawmen found the girl's body in a ditch near her home in April 2007.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 09:03 PM
    Judgement of the Grandmother of this child is wrong. Mr. Manning is a pedifile and the truth is that pedifiles are friendly, charming and unpredictable... they prey on innocent children and their families. The only protection our children and families have from them is to understand that there is no cure for their illness and they should not be allowed back in our population.
  • by JUSTICE Location: NC on Apr 15, 2009 at 09:31 PM
    Please give an update. Also, why is this news not reported in the Kinston Press? Shame!
  • by here Location: NC on Apr 9, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    can you please update this story since it went to court, if they information is available?
  • by me Location: here on Apr 8, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    please keep us updated on this monster.i hope he rots.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Apr 8, 2009 at 03:35 AM
    It is easy to point fingers and say who should have done what... AFTER everything is already done. Lack of judgement maybe, but posting on the internet bad mouthing the grandmother of a deceased child also shows lack of judgment and character.
  • by kinston Location: nc on Apr 7, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    I cannot believe that this has gone on for two years. She was a beautiful little girl with so much promise. This monster should not have even been allowed to live in the same house with this child. That shows the grandmothers lack of judgement. All of Lenoir County has waited for a verdict of this monster and please WITN keep us informed of the outcome of these court dates. It is way overdue. May justice prevail!!! And allow Chasity to finally rest in peace.
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