Family Speaks About Second Arrest Made In Brothers' Murder

A family speaks out after a second arrest has been made in the double murder of their loved ones.

On Monday Maurice Wesley was arrested for the murders of Antwan and James Cox.

The brothers were found back in July.

Their bodies were burned in their vehicle behind an abandoned hog farm.

In September Robert Lee Smith Jr. was the first suspect to be arrested for the murders.

Family members say they are happy there has been another arrest, but it still doesn't bring closure because it doesn't change the fact that apart of their family is gone.

The family says they do believe more people were involved in the brothers' death.

According to the Sheriffs Department the investigation is still ongoing.

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A second arrest has been made in the deaths of two Greene County brothers

Sheriff Lemmie Smith says Maurice Wesley was charged Monday with the murder of James & Antwan Cox. In August authorities charged 19-year-old Robert Smith of Stantonsburg also with the murder.

Wesley is being held without bond.

The two brothers were found at an abandoned hog operation near Walstonburg on July 30th. The two men had been missing since July 22nd. Their bodies were found inside their burned vehicle.

Smith says Wesley's name kept popping up in the investigation. The sheriff says working with the SBI and the district attorney they were able to obtain enough information to charge the 30-year-old Wesley with the murder.


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  • by JAMES QUINTON COX SISTER Location: WILSON on Mar 19, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Thank god and now let meh bro REST IN PEACE aka PARADISE
  • by JAMES QUINTON COX SISTER Location: WILSON on Mar 19, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Thank god and now let meh bro REST IN PEACE aka PARADISE
  • by yo Location: where ever on Jan 14, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    the most scariest 1 there you go you have him the "snitch"
  • by Still BankCity Location: wilson on Dec 17, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    its bout time let my cuzn rest in peace n may my family have justice n live in peace
  • by DG Location: HOME on Dec 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    BAD BOYS BAD BOYS WATCHA GONNA DO WHEN SBI COMES FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by e.a. Location: home on Dec 16, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    give them the deathseat
  • by Ashley Worthington Location: Snow Hill on Dec 15, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    1st of all my prayers and thoughts are still with the Cox family.I am glad they made another arrest.I am "Black Rob", as you call him,first cousin. I am still praying for him. Our entire family are standing behind him...To the Cox family be blessed and stay prayed up and to the Smith family, be blessed and stay prayed up!!!!
  • by keeping it 100 Location: where I be on Dec 15, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    To know so much do you have an formal education? You are always the one to start this back and forth. Well I must inform you that dealing with the lost of a love one is a process. You going to be angry and mad for a period of time especially since this has recently happened. So you shouldn't be surprised at anything hateful or mean they say what do you expect? You act like it has been five years or more and they still holding a grudge. Remorse is all the Cox families deserve. You have not an ounce of respect for the family why not be an adult and let them grieve. There is no need for your ignornant comments supporting the suspect. Could you just leave them alone?
  • by wj Location: where i am at on Dec 15, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support for our family. We have endured so much and we are trying to move on with our lives the best we can. I do agree with wishing harm on someone else is not going to solve the crime nor heal the hurt that we feel. We are thankful that the case is progressing and we pray that everyone involved will be arrested and charged for the crime, the rest is up to the legal system and GOD. Our family can only be healed by GOD only he can take away the pain the emptiness and frustrations. We will have Peace and Healing from our Lord Jesus Christ no matter what. GOD has the last word in both situation no matter what we or anyone else feel. To Him be the Glory.
  • by Know So Much Location: Why on Dec 15, 2009 at 05:37 AM
    "You Know Nothing" you need to take the "closure" statement up with your own family member b/c they are the ones to mention that. You are right I am not in your shoes and have no idea what you or your family is feeling. But two worngs dont make a right and until you and your family can forgive, you will never have closure. I am not knocking you for feeling hurt nor pain, just wishing harm on someone else does not solve the crime. Even if you wish came true for Rob, Maurice and anyone else, what did it solve? More lives lost, more families destroyed and no one healing. I refuse to go back and forth. I just hope one day you can find the peace you are looking for. No disrespect to your family.
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