Death Penalty Not Sought In Murder Trial

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The state announced Tuesday afternoon it will not seek the death penalty against an Onslow County man accused of killing 43 year old Vickie Lewis

54 year old Albert Bedford was in court this afternoon, where he is charged with an open count of murder, in the death of his lover last year.

Lewis had been missing for weeks when they found her body buried in the backyard of one of Bedford's relative.

In court, Bedford entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge.

Both the prosecution and the defense agreed they may be ready to proceed with this trial in about 60 days.

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  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Jul 25, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    Why is the court not following the word. The bible say "thy shall not kill if you do you die by 12 of your peers." What's the hold up?
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    In my opinion is that everyone on e death row should be hanged by the neck at sunrise. Black, White, Hispanic, of any other ethnic group. Doesn't matter. Rope is one size fits all.Clean house and save some tax dollars.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Jul 21, 2009 at 09:36 PM
    Yes. Onslow co. needs to take a long hard look at their D.A.. What would it take in this county to get the death penalty? Stay tuned, it may be someone you know next.
  • by Mother Location: NGTON on Jul 21, 2009 at 09:07 PM
    Why charge any one with the death penalty. they will never be put to death any way the tax payers will take care of hem for the REST OF HIS LIFE just like everyone that is already on it!!!! He will have AC\heat three meals a day,A BED TO SLEEP IN and TV to watch. Unlike alot of people. Does any see what Im getting too????
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    This scum deserves to be executed if found guilty.Too bad there's such a sorry excuse for a D.A. in Onslow County.

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