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Judge Denies Bond For Beulaville Murder Suspect

A Duplin County judge has denied bond for a man who is accused of killing another man who was in his wife's vehicle.

Max Turner is accused of Tuesday night's deadly shooting in front of a flower shop in Beulaville. Police say the victim, Jaime Fountain, was shot in the heart while sitting in the passenger's seat of Lisa Turner's vehicle.

District Attorney Ernie Lee says this morning's bond hearing lasted more than an hour and a half with the courtroom full, mostly Turner's friends and family.

Two witnesses testified about Turner's character, but Judge Jim Moore denied him bond.


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Police say a murder victim was gunned down while in the vehicle of the suspect's wife.

Beulaville Police Chief Joey Carter says they are considering Tuesday night's death of Jaime Fountain a domestic homicide. Carter says Fountain was in the passenger's seat of Lisa Turner's vehicle when he was shot, while the woman was in the driver's seat. Max Turner has been charged with the murder.

Carter says Fountain was shot multiple times with the fatal wound to the heart. When asked if a possible motive was a love triangle, the police chief said it's too soon in their investigation to say what the motive might be.

The chief says this was only the third murder in Beulaville in the past 30 years.


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Family members and court documents have confirmed the name of a man killed last night in Beulaville.

Jaime Fountain died in the shooting that happened about a block away from the town's police department.

Fountain's autopsy is being performed this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the man charged with killing Fountain made a brief court appearance this morning in Kenansville.

Max Turner was arrested last night by Beulaville police and charged with an open count of murder.

Chief Joey Carter said the victim was killed Tuesday night behind the BB&T bank, near a florist shop, on Bostic Street in the downtown area of Beulaville.

Turner is being held without bond and is scheduled to have a bond hearing Friday. Police have not yet released a possible motive.


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The Duplin County magistrate's office confirms 52-year-old Max Turner was brought in by Beulaville police overnight, and charged with an open count of murder in connection with a deadly shooting overnight.

Police have yet to release any names of those involved in the shooting. Chief Joey Carter said one man was killed Tuesday night behind the BB&T bank, near a florist shop, on Bostic Street in the downtown area of Beulaville. The shooting was nearly a block away from the police department.

Chief Carter said further information relating to the case would be released Wednesday morning.


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Beulaville Police Chief Joey Carter says officers are investigating a fatal shooting that left one man dead Tuesday night. He says one suspect is in custody. The name of the victim nor the suspect have been released.

Chief Carter says a man was shot and killed in the street downtown behind the BB&T bank near a florist shop on Bostic Street. He would not call the incident a murder late Tuesday night. He said the case was a death investigation and he would release more information Wednesday morning.


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