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UPDATE: Search Warrant Reveals Details About Nash County Double Murder

Search warrants obtained by WITN show a teenager now charged with shooting and killing his father and stepmother in Nash County says he found them dead.

17-year-old Jacob Whitfield is charged in the deaths of his father Brian Whitfield and his wife Charisma. They were shot and killed at their Whitakers home in Nash County over the weekend where Jacob was visiting. The search warrants say he found them dead upstairs when he came home and that they were shot in the head.

The teen's friend, 17-year-old Joshua Powers is also charged with murder in the case.

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A second teenager has been charged with the murders of a Nash County couple that happened late Saturday night.

Joshua Powers and Jacob Whitfield have been charged with two counts of first degree murder. Both are 17-years-old and police arrested Whitfield Saturday night. Powers, who they say is a friend of Whitfield, was arrested Monday afternoon.

Whitakers police say the two are accused of killing Whitfield's father and step-mother, Brian and Charisma Whitfield. The shooting happened at the couple's West Taylor Street home after they had celebrated the woman's birthday.

Neither Whitfield or Powers has a prior record and neighbors describe them as quiet teens who kept to themselves.

The two are being held without bond and will have their first court appearance Tuesday.


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A teen is charged with double murder after police say he fatally shot his father and stepmother in Nash County Saturday night.

Investigators said Brian Anthony Whitfield, and his wife, Charisma Whitfield, were the victims of a double homicide in Nash County.

Around 11:30 p.m. police responded to a call of a shooting at 503 West Taylor Street in Whitakers. There they found two people shot to death.

Early Sunday morning 17-year-old Jacob Whitfield was charged in the murders. He is now in jail under no bond.

Police say Whitfield lived with his mother in Virginia, but visited his Father in Nash County.

The bodies will be sent to Vidant Medical Center for autopsies.

Police say the suspect's friend and younger brother were also at the home at the time of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.


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