NC Community Skeptical That Police Nabbed A Killer

Neighbors of a North Carolina man accused of killing one of six women found dead on the outskirts of rural Rocky Mount say he kept mostly to himself, but many are convinced he's innocent.

Earlier this week, police charged 31-year-old Antwan Maurice Pittman with first degree murder. Authoritie say he killed 29-year-old Taraha Shenice Nicholson, one of six women found dead in a rural area of Rocky Mount.

One of Pittman's neighbors, 56-year-old Leroy Silver, says he thinks Pittman is innocent because he didn't have a car and looked like a normal person.

Others say they're concerned because they think the real killer is still out there.

Thomas Moore, Pittman's court-appointed attorney, says his client is scared about what will happen to him.

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  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 5, 2009 at 08:18 PM
    Adlai, you need to lay off the Kool-Aide & quit whinning. Wayne Williams is right where he should be. You should be more concern with the current crime in Rocky Mount than someone already tried & convicted.
  • by wrong on Sep 5, 2009 at 07:04 PM
    They got the right guy. A buddy of mine told me that the Sheriff's Office knew who did it weeks before the arrest.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Sep 5, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    Oh please, Wayne Williams is a pathetic loser and a convicted killer. The police got the right man, even the FBI thinks that while he may not have committed all murders, he committed most of them. regardless, he was nothing and known in his neighborhood as a liar by even his own kind. Wayne also had alot of hatred towards other blacks and was very verbal about his hate towards them.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2009 at 02:50 PM
    people stop trying to profile people if you are not trained to do so, no one looks like a killer or rapist or any other criminal. Let the evidence lead where it leads and if he is the right one the truth will come out lets hope the police is not just trying to get the public off their backs, as long as these women has been missing and dead no one was doing anything until now this should have been investigated long before now.
  • by Retired C.O. on Sep 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM
    Kay, I don't know if serial killers are the quiet type because I don't recall ever dealing with any serial killers. But there are very few violent inmates who are the quiet type. Most violent felons have loud mouths.
  • by Adlai Location: Wilmington,DE on Sep 5, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    Someone needs to get their facts straight because Wayne Williams is an innocent man that is sitting in prison because the police did not question the man who actually did the murders. Wayne Williams was falsely accused of murder,so using his case as an example is a bad descion.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 5, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    The Wayne Williams case in Atlanta, Ga was one of the first cases in the country where the FBI used their newly created division of "profiling". Many were skeptical about this new tool and some flat out rejected it but they had hit a wall in their investigation. If it hadn't been for profiling, Williams might have never been arrested because he didn't look "the type" to commit such crimes. Looks can be deceiving and the naysayers need to realize that. If indeed this man is innocent, the FBI needs to be called in to assist. Profiling is an incredible tool.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 4, 2009 at 07:43 PM
    I am amazed, what does a killer look like? Do killers have horns and are loud? The SBI & Police have been working hard to solve these murders and when they solve one, you don't believe he is the killer? I guess Wayne Williams and Gacy didn't kill all those boys they were convicted of either! I bet Wayne Williams kept mostly to himself also! Why don't you pick out who you want to BE the killer and let the police know! It is who it is and further investigation will prove it! He either did or didn't kill that poor lady, but I can assure there is probably plenty of reliable evidence if they arrested him!
  • by Tyler Location: Wilson on Sep 4, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    PLEASE! show me one case where some one "looked" like a killer!!! him not having a car? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!
  • by Kay on Sep 4, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    Ever heard.."You got to look out for the quiet ones?" I believe this is the case here. Just because he didn't have a car doesn't mean he couldn't commit the crime. He could have been with someone else who helped him. I bet his neighbor didn't believe he was a sex offender either. Never judge a book by it's cover. This man has a serious problem..let's see if he squeals on the other(s) involved..??? Look at him..looks like he could care less...

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