Man Shot Three Times By Estranged Wife

Pitt County investigators say a 71-year-old man is recovering tonight after being shot three times by his estranged wife Friday afternoon.

Chief investigator James Tripp says 68-year-old Betty Stancil has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Tripp says Stancil reportedly shot her husband, Jesse Stancil, in the chest, arm, and rear-end. He says Stancil then drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for his wounds.

Stancil is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center with no bond. No word yet on the motive for the shooting.


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  • by YesPeopleNeedtheLORD Location: Greenville on Aug 24, 2010 at 05:15 AM
    Yes, People Need the LORD ! Young, old, black, white, it doesn't matter...ALL People need the LORD ! Let's turn back to HIM and change our ways...Start living for HIM !!!
  • by Welcome to Greenville Location: G-Vegas on Aug 23, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    See its not just the youth commiting such crimes. It is a shame they deny her a bond when nobody died and Phil Lewis murders Tommy Falcon by shooting him in the back and gets out the next day.
  • by In Agreement Location: ENC on Aug 23, 2010 at 11:09 AM
    No bond, I am totally in agreement with you. Where is the justice in our system? If she had deep pockets, she would be out on bail.
  • by Neighbor Location: down the road on Aug 23, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    To their girls, I am so sorry this has happened. The stupid comments posted here are not meant for you. Most apparently don't know the family and have nothing better to do than to cause more pain to already hurting love ones. The insensitivity and shallow minds are staggering. Your parents have always been nice to me and my family. It is unfortunate they have grown apart and things have taken a turn to such measures. You and all involved are in my prayers. God will see you through!
  • by Laura Location: Pitt Co on Aug 23, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    Here we go again. WITN again you should be proud.You dont even follow your own comment rules
  • by Tony Orlando on Aug 22, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    Reminds me of a song...♫"Shot three times, in the torso if you want me"♫
  • by Brad on Aug 22, 2010 at 02:15 PM
    She was tryin to turn her life around.
  • by Alan Location: Greenville on Aug 22, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    Just a typical looking female, without facial scrub, special soap, cream, conditioner and make up!
  • by phil Location: greenville on Aug 22, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    If you ask me, the lady in the picture looks like she has been beat up. I bet hubby beat her all the time and she got fed up. Don't know for sure, just a good guess.
  • by Human Location: Pitt. on Aug 22, 2010 at 06:38 AM
    A lot of inhuman coments have been made,none of you know what this women has been through in her life time.
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