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Verdict Reached In Vonzeil Adams Murder Trial

After about three hours of deliberations, jurors have reached a verdict in the Vonzeil Adams murder trial.

They have found the woman guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of 10-year-old Christopher Foggs in Ayden back in 2005. Prosecutors had sought a second degree murder conviction.

Adams was also found guilty of three counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and assault with a deadly weapon. She was sentenced to serve at least 10 years in prison and taken away to start serving her sentence.


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Jurors resumed their deliberations Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Vonzeil Adams.

The Pitt County woman is accused of being part of a shooting that killed 10-year-old Christopher Foggs in Ayden back in 2005.

The jury began deliberating Monday evening until 7:30 and adjourned after they asked for clarification in the judge's instructions. Tuesday morning the judge continued those clarifications after denying a defense motion for a mistrial.

Adams is the second of six people who are facing charges for the murder of Foggs. Jamal Greene was convicted back in 2006 for the boy's death.


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Closing arguments finally got underway in the case of Vonzeil Adams late Monday afternoon.

Adams is facing charges that she was responsible for the murder of ten-year-old Christopher Foggs back in 2005.

The defense claimed that witnesses called by prosecutors all had a different stories and that there isn't enough evidence to convict Adams because it's not beyond a reasonable doubt that she was the one yelling at Jamal Greene to shoot.

Adams is the second of six people who are facing charges for the murder of Foggs. Greene was convicted back in 2006 for the boy's death.



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Attorneys are expected to present closing arguments Monday in the trial of a woman charged with taking part in the murder of a ten-year-old Ayden boy.

Vonzeil Adams is on trial in Pitt County, charged with taking part in the April 2005 murder of ten-year-old Christopher Foggs in Ayden.

Adams testified Thursday that she never told Jamal Greene to grab the gun and shoot. Adams says she did go looking for a fight with some girls from the neighborhood and Greene who was her boyfriend at the time offered to give them a ride.

Adams also testified in court that she never knew her former boyfriend had any weapon with him. Prosecutors say a sword, teaser, and hammer were found in Greene's car. Prosecutors believe the actions of Adams lead to the death of 10 year-old Christopher Foggs back in April of 2005. Adams denied the accounts of some of the witness brought forth by the prosecution.

Jamal Greene, the only person convicted in the murder of Foggs had been called to testify and pleaded the 5th. A copy of his murder conviction testimony was aloud in and the Thursday’s proceedings finished with the jury reading it.

WITN will be in the courtroom for Monday's proceedings and will continue to update this story.



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Testimony continued for a second day in the murder trial of a woman charged in the death of a 10 year-old Ayden boy.

Witnesses continued to be examined Friday by the district attorney.

Vonzeil Adams is charged with the murder of 10 year-old Christopher Foggs in 2005.

The D.A.'s office says the trial is expected to go well into next week.

Adam's lawyer says the accused woman is not guilty and she will take the stand next week.


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