Testimony Underway In Third Trial For Woman Accused In Boy's Murder

Testimony got underway Thursday for a woman charged in the death of ten-year-old Christopher Foggs of Ayden.

Foggs was killed after getting caught in gunfire while playing in his front yard in Ayden in April 2005.

A panel of eight women and four men were picked Wednesday to hear the case, along with two alternates.

Vonzeil Adams sat with little emotion as prosecutors were making their case. Prosecutors claim that Adams actions directly led to Foggs death.

Foggs mother testified she had left her son with a relative and learned while in church her son was shot. Loretta Strong testified she heard Adams tell the shooter, Jamal Greene to "Get the gun and shoot." Adams lawyer, David Sutton, says his client is not guilty and she feels bad for the family of Christopher Foggs.

This is the third attempt for a trial for Adams. Adams' attorney was found in contempt of court last time, and a hung jury meant a mistrial the first time Adams was tried.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    My heart goes out to the mother of this child, but everyone loses in this situation. Ppl need to stop judging ppl on what they hear in the street, if you werent there then keep your mouth closed. They were seeking to find her guilty on anyway possible. After 2 trials of not being found guilty this mother was at wits end. The person who shot this child is paying the price and she should be satisfied with that. V.A. is not a child killer and I will stand behind her 100%. Its sad that an argument lead to a child losing his life, but enough is enough. Let this girl be. Vonz I love with all my heart and we as a family will get thru this. Stay strong and know that GOD is on your side. Ask for his forgivness for whatever roled you played in this. Ask that little Chistopher forgives you as well. luv ya family
  • by debra on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    May whomever, is guilty of taking this childs life, get what's coming to them. I lost a child to murder and it's a nightmare that you never fully recover from. At least he's an angel now and away from this pathetic world we live in. God bless the children.
  • by me on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    My heartfelt sympathies go out to the mother and her family. How many more times is she going to have to go through this? Whether Adams gave the directive to shoot or pulled the trigger herself, her motive was to kill someone, unfortunately, it was little Christopher who was killed.
  • by Sosad Location: ENC on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM
    If it were not for Vonzeil Adams and her "baby momma drama", little Christopher Foggs would not be dead and Jamaal Green would not be in prison. She knew what she was doing...she manipulated a younger person to be her scapegoat...unfortunately, the wrong person was caught in her evil web.
  • by Observer Location: greenville on Mar 25, 2010 at 08:39 PM
    This is an overcomplicated case that boils down to this: Vonzeil Adams is the reason Jamaal Green was there (he did not know any of these other girls or Christopher). Unfortunately, the prosecution's only direct witnesses hate the defendent and would say nearly anything in order to put her in prison. Its not this simple, but this is what it came down to last time. There are no winners in this case, no matter what happens.
  • by SAD! on Mar 25, 2010 at 07:16 PM
    This is a tragic situation. However, I feel that the person who pulled the trigger should be held accountable. How can you base a court case on what someone told you to do? I believe that is called hear say, and even if the woman told the guy to shoot, in the end it was his decision to shoot. I am saddened that this child had to lose his life due to ignorance!! I pray for his mother. All this media attention is probably not helping the situation.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Mar 24, 2010 at 03:05 PM
    The woman that murdered this innocent child deserves the death penalty. For murder and being and IDIOT.
  • by Curious Location: Plymouth on Mar 24, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    This article begs for more information. Who, what, where, and why? I will lean with the teacher until proven wrong.
  • by you Location: greenville,n.c. on Mar 24, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    She has been free since 2005.Lets get justice for the Mother of the boy. She deserves to be locked up. She's a child killer, and the mother of the boy still suffers even today.
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