1972 Onslow County Homicide Defendant Out On Bond

One of three defendants in a 1972 homicide in Onslow County had his bond reduced Wednesday and is now out.

Officials say Roger Gill made the $25,000 bond Thursday night and was released.

Last year, the 56-year-old was charged along side 58-year-old Vickie Babbitt and former Belhaven Police Chief George Hayden in the 1972 shooting death of Sgt. Bill Miller, a Camp Lejeune Marine and Babbitts husband at the time.

Both Babbitt and Hayden have been released from the Onslow County Jail on bond. Gill's bond was originally set at $200,000 but reduced to $25,000 this week.


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  • by Walt Location: Washington on Sep 4, 2009 at 08:58 AM
    I don't know if they are guilty or not, my gut feeling is that they are. But I'd rather be the defense attorney than the DA. There was much more compelling evidence against OJ, and tha #%&^ walked out free as a bird.
  • by Sharron Location: Texas on Sep 3, 2009 at 03:11 PM
    Rodger Gill bonded out today 9/3, heading back to Illinois. This is screams miscarriage of justice.
  • by fred Location: iowa on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:43 PM
    dear sharron, i'm so sorry about what happened to your brother those who done that will never get away with it they will be judged very soon! please know that your brother is in GODS HANDS, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
  • by Sharron Location: Houston,Texas on Sep 2, 2009 at 08:21 PM
    I am appalled, I physically got sick to my stomach. We are approaching the 37th anniversary of my brother's death. I thought we were beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, now I feel like there is another stone thrown at us. This judge, and I use the term lightly, needs to take his head out of the sand. Having to post a small bail of $25,000 for murder, is a slap in the face to all families fighting for justice. Will someone for God's sake, take the victims side for a change, all we want is to be treated half as good as the criminals. For 37 years we have been fighting for lady justice, our case has more twists and turns than anyone could ever think of. We will not let this bump in the road discourage us,we are strong and we will continue to fight! "COMPASSION FOR THE GUILTY IS TREASON FOR THE INNOCENT" Ayn Rand
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