Five Indicted Monday In November Murder

According to published reports, the Pitt County Grand Jury handed down murder indictments to five people accused of shooting and killing 22 year old Kenya Blount of Greenville.

Travoris Atkinson, Richard Taft,Demoreal Taft, Thron Whitehead and Curtis Williams all face murder charges for the November 15 shooting death of the 22 year old mother of two.

Authorities say fight broke out at a downtown nightclub between two rival gang members. The fight ended in a rain of bullets at Howell and Evans street as the group drove up to the car Blount was riding in opened fire, according to police.

Blount's mother, Caprice Hayes spoke exclusively to WITN after the murder. She says her daughter was not a gang member, but a loving mother of two young children.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    Is it just me, or does everyone think black people behave like wild animals?
  • by Karen Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 06:54 PM
    What the HECK does "this administration" has to do with this crime??! I am so sick and tired of people trying to blame every single thing on "this adminstration!" Crime is crime and there was plenty of crime before "this administration!" It's so sad when young people are dying to violent crimes and people want to pay politics! Pray for the families involved!
  • by Sorry Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 06:17 PM
    KB, actions speak louder than words, so the web site I saw her in flashung the signs, she was in there. I know her brother that is or was in the western part of the state. And I don't care if she was 16 with two three kids, stay home. If you did the responsiablty of the deed you take on the responsiablty. And I don't like the fact she did this way but people need to stop covering up something she was.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 at 03:11 PM
    I doubt (they) parents will ever step up to the plate and take care of this problem thaks to government Nanny States.Only going to get worse under this administration.I am not optimistic or pesimistic,I am realistic.
  • by KB on Apr 14, 2010 at 01:00 PM
    To Keith: Lots of mothers go out while a responsible adult watches their kids every now and then. I bet if it had said "a young father of two" you wouldn't have even thought that he "should have been at home with his kids." Get off your high horse, and quit placing blame on the victim. And she wasn't out in the streets, she was in her car trying to leave. Geez, people quit being so judgmental. And Phil, it's none of your business who she was dating. She didn't deserve to die regardless. So quit trying to twist it around to make her seem responsible.
  • by Keith on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    I feel sorry for this young girls kids and mother. Her mother has lost a daughter and her kids have lost a mother. I feel that this young mother should have been at home with her kids and not out on the streets. I think now that the city of Greenville have finally admitted that there is a gang problem here and if they are not dealt with, then they will continue to grow.
  • by phil on Apr 14, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    The mother said her daughter wasn't a gang member, BUT was she dating a gang member? Stay away from the gangs and turn them in if you know of any. We need to stop the gangs. RUN THEM OUT OF TOWN. I say let them kill each other but when people start dying that aren't in gangs then we need to STOP them. I couldn't care less if the gangs kill each other, it will save the tax payers if they do. BUT LEAVE THE INNOCENT PEOPLE ALONE.
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