Accused Murderer Of Toddler To Appear In Court

The man accused of gunning down a three-year-old girl while she played on the playground is scheduled to appear in a Wayne County courtroom Thursday.

Derrick Best, 29, of Goldsboro, faces murder charges in the February 27 killing of Princess King. The child was an innocent bystander, and police say the intended target was a man Best was fighting with.

Best was on the run for two and a half weeks before a tip from America's Most Wanted led to his dramatic arrest. After a lengthy standoff, U.S. Marshals found Best hiding in a Greenville apartment.

If convicted, Best faces a maximum of life in prison plus 400 months. The death penalty could be used in this case.


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  • by If on Jun 30, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    If he IS guilty and the law knows he is guilty, then take him down just like he did to that poor innocent child. Don't waste taxpayers money to keep him in this world.
  • by oboma voter on Jun 30, 2011 at 09:34 AM
    He probly not mean to shoot at the little 3 year old.He try to hit the other one insted but miss.He should go to jail but I done think he should be kilt for his mistake.Yall done no this man.Some you be mean like on another report about oboma up here.I prey for you that wont this man be put down like a old dog or something like that.
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      by huh on Jun 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to oboma voter
      you are sad sad sad
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      by Nicole on Jun 30, 2011 at 11:27 AM in reply to oboma voter
      You cannot be serious! He may not have been aiming for this little girl, but it was her life that he ended up taking. People shouldn't go around shooting people because they are mad at them to begin with, let alone in an area with children playing. He should have done to him the exact same thing he did to this little girl. She is not here to say "that's okay, I know you were aiming for someone else". You say you will pray, but we will be the ones praying for you!!!
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      by Annon on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM in reply to oboma voter
      No doubt you must be one of his friends and yes he should be put down like an old dog or something. I knew some of this childs family and whether or not he did or didn't mean to kill this young CHID that will never get a chance at life or not he still KILLED HER!!! Period... So PRAYING for him won't help. Give him the same courtisy he gave this child.And NO DOUBT your an OBOMA voter but who cares....
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      by get real on Jun 30, 2011 at 01:30 PM in reply to oboma voter
      you need to learn how to spell before you type anything anywhere! you make yourself look so stupid!! and if he was that stupid to open fire at all, he needs to suffer and hopefully the law will do its job and he will never see light again!!!
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      by Educated Republican on Jun 30, 2011 at 01:37 PM in reply to oboma voter
      No doubt you voted for "Oboma". First off, your mentality disgust me because this man killed a child. Never the less, you cannot ever justify shooting someone because you have a disagreement with them. Please do me and the rest of the world a favor and proof read your comments. Your spelling, grammar, and punctuation are terrible. I'll help you out. It's Obama. You figure the rest out.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 at 02:02 PM in reply to oboma voter
      Sounds like your typical well educated Obama Voter. Voted for him and can't even spell his name!
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      by clint on Jun 30, 2011 at 07:14 PM in reply to oboma voter
      Unbelievable. That ya'll cant see this is a sarcastic post. Wow! As usual, Obama "One and Done" Count on it!!!
  • by David Location: Greenville on Jun 30, 2011 at 04:02 AM
    Sad situation. But if he is found guilty, they need to put him down.
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      by dee on Jun 30, 2011 at 06:09 AM in reply to David
      if found guilty? he's going down!
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        by David on Jun 30, 2011 at 08:46 AM in reply to dee
        Well I had to be P.C. But yeah, pretty much.
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