Lewis Murder Case Continued

A Greenville man, accused of gunning down a former East Carolina University student last year, was in a Pitt County courtroom this morning.

Phillip Lewis is charged with last August's murder of Tommy Falcone. Falcone's body was found at Pirate's Cove Apartments on East 10th Street and authorities say the shooting followed a dispute between two groups of college-age men.

Lewis is out on $500,000 bond and today his case was continued until June 27th for an administrative hearing.

The man's attorney said last year that the shooting happened after Lewis had been threatened and his truck damaged by a friend of Falcone.

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  • by mm Location: martin county on Feb 25, 2011 at 10:53 AM
    he broken god comment but god still love him
  • by Mac on Feb 23, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    No retreat is only valid if you are in a dwelling that you own. On the street, in a public place, you have a duty to retreat. The events surrounding this case took place in public, therefore Lewis had a duty to retreat.
  • by Lew Location: Pitt County on Feb 22, 2011 at 07:27 PM
    If this Lewis kid left the scene and returned with a gun, its premeditated. When he left he had time to think. By returning and comitting a crime, its premeditated. The DA would then have grounds for the death penalty. By being rich, it will never happen. Justice will not be served in this case, he'll get off or get a light sentence.
  • by To Justice Location: anywhere on Feb 22, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    The question is why did Falcone and his friends leave their apt. and cross a four lane highway when they saw Lewis parked across the street waiting for the police. Could it be they were pursuing him and not the other way around? There is a lot more to this than anyone is saying. It is not a simple open and shut case.
  • by Justice on Feb 22, 2011 at 04:08 PM
    The question Lewis needs to answer is why he went behind the church, and left his truck, in the first place. Mac, I too have a CCP, and NC is a no retreat state. Its complicated as per NC statutes,as you should know, as when you can and cant use deadly force. However, NC is clasified as a No Retreat state.
  • by Alan Location: Greenville on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM
    To Anon: What I meant was how did this kid get rich? Is his family wealthy, did he inherent wealth, did he invent something? I don't know him or his family. I'm curious to find out.
  • by Anon Location: ENC on Feb 22, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    To Alan" "Sure is nice to be rich" Remember the drug dealer who shot the high school kid in the back after they tried to steal his money and drugs ?? That case has already been resolved -- because everyone involved was basically poor. Now, little Lewis has a rich family that can use money and a high priced lawyer to keep the case out of court until hell freezes over. The longer the case lingers, the better it will be for Lewis. The defence will use the old "Now, it has been a long time since the incident took place, so are you absolutely sure that you are certain about ??" They will try to discedit every witness the DA calls and question their memory as to what happened. Be asured, Mr. Owens will have his witnesses' accounts of the event recorded and in hard copy so their "story" will be easy to recall. That is what I mean by "sure is nice to be rich" Clear now ???
  • by Melissa Location: Greenville on Feb 22, 2011 at 07:16 AM
    Which judge allowed Mr. Lewis out on bond? I want to be CERTAIN not to vote for him.
  • by Lynn Location: Greenville on Feb 22, 2011 at 05:54 AM
    Poor little white rich home boy kills Yankee "outsider". Another example of a young person indulged by his parents and never made to take responsibility for his actions. He won't have to worry about getting a job on his own merits, he will just go into the family business or live off his trust fund. I know this family,very influential in this town. Will be interesting to see how it all turns out.
  • by Not so sure Location: pitt county on Feb 21, 2011 at 11:35 PM
    Provoked, yes. "Pre-meditated"?? Poor judgement at the least. Do not think we know all the facts in this case. Some kids(falconee and gang)repeatedly looking for trouble found it. Sad outcome for everyone, Falconee lost his life and Lewis is already paying for it by having to live with what happened. Hope they have all learned a hard lesson and will prevent another. To Jim, I wonder what falconee's friends are up to these days.

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