POLICE: Elderly Northampton County Man Beaten To Death

A death investigation is underway in Northampton county where authorities say an elderly man was beaten to death.

Authorities say 70-year-old Martin Powell was found unresponsive Friday morning off Bryantown Road just outside Jackson, that's according to the Roanoke Rapids Daily Hareld.

An autopsy is schedule for Monday. The paper says the SBI and the Northampton county sheriff's office are both investigating.


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  • by 40some on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    Was talking to a lady today, 74 and says she's scared. "Go get a CCW permit". She has all the time in the world and won't do it.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    God Bless that poor old soul. Folks; it's not even a Full Moon yet. May God Bless Planet Earth too.
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      by Moon Me on Dec 5, 2011 at 03:59 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      People don't act on the cycles of the moon. Maybe theives rob places more often in a "New Moon" phase and use the darkness for cover. But I don't think many people are going to change their behavior just because the moon is full. You're more likely to alter their behavior by having a big sale @ Wal-Mart (Black Friday) than predicting things with the moon.
  • by Cuban Pete on Dec 5, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    Sorry thugs are taking over
  • by Ellen on Dec 5, 2011 at 08:45 AM
    When the heck did 70 become old?
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      by I'll Know I'm Old When.... on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:05 PM in reply to Ellen
      ...when I hear Van Halen on the oldies station.
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      by Degeneres on Dec 6, 2011 at 02:55 AM in reply to Ellen
      Try having to work with artheritis in both elbows and both wrist and fluid on the knee and a bad hip at 55.You will know what old is then.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:43 AM
    I hope the whimpy coward that beat up this defenseless old man is put in the electric chair.
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      by TO MOM on Dec 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM in reply to Mom
      Lets go fined them cowards my father past away in 2009 at the age of 76 if it was my father lord have mercey on them because i would not, coward is not what we should call this person but the Lord would not like it an witn would not print it
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Dec 5, 2011 at 03:36 PM in reply to TO MOM
        You can use the word 'MURDERER'. I understand where you are coming from though.
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