Fundraiser Held For Slain Football Player's Family

A fundraiser is being held today for the family of Brandon Denby, a member of the Jacksonville Spartans semi-pro football team.

Denby, who was 30, was shot and killed December 23.

The Spartans are holding a spaghetti dinner today to benefit Brandon's family. Emotions are running high as they gather to help Denby's family and remember their friend and colleague.

The dinner is underway right now until 6 p.m. at Abundant Life Christian Center at 610 Bell Fork Road in Jacksonville.

Police say Denby was shot by his roommate, 24-year-old Jamel Terry, after an argument.

Police are searching Terry, who they say is armed and dangerous and was last seen driving a white Chevrolet Equinox.

Police report Terry is 24 years old, 5'10" and weighs 235 pounds.
(Click the photo tab to see Terry's picture.)

Anyone with information on this murder should call Jacksonville police at 910-455-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.


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  • by moo moo Location: palestine T.X on Oct 6, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    R.I.P big brother... you will forever be missed! P.S... for thoees who don't know what happened can keep there mouth shut!!
  • by moo moo Location: palestine T.X on Oct 6, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    R.I.P big brother... you will forever be missed! P.S... for thoees who don't know what happened can keep there mouth shut!!
  • by queena Location: jacksonville on Feb 15, 2011 at 12:02 AM
    For all who don't know please don't comment, Brandon was the realist person i have ever meet, this is his lady of 11 years and we have 4 kids together, I know, the guy is guilty of hating on another man's pride, Brandon never back down to nothing, if you knew him you would know that,and, love and respect that about him. Jamel was mad because Brandon left him to argue with his self! R.I.P BRANDON (I Love You 4Ever) His kids will be forever taken care of, thank you!!
  • by KK Location: Texas on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM
    B you will forever be missed c/o 98! Read a post saying that we need to build more prisons; just so you know that is a large part of the worlds problem, because, for every child at the age of 9 who does not pass a state test, funds are provided to build more prisons. Funds should in fact be provded to help educate our children and families by teaching them how to socialize with one another and understand the importance of education. If Mr. Terry is innocent then he should not have a problem proven his innocents to the courts. Pissing a person off should never result to killing, because if that is the case I am pretty sure you have Pissed God off plenty of times, but he has spared you your life..let's keep it real! and please don't confuse low life occupants with people who are being oppressed from having better means of living. Brandon I hate that this happened to you, but you know that I will never ? God! I Pray that your kids will always be taken care of..Love Ya..CKT for ever!
  • by ECU Location: GREENVILLER on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    How does racism and classism have a place on this young mans benefit dinner blog. Be restful. Be careful about the beds you try to make for others. You or one of your familiy members may take one of those beds. RIP..Earth has know sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
  • by JusticeForAll on Dec 29, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    Maybe they should look in DC, Baltimore, or NYC. Those seem to be the cities that NC thugs flee to to escape capture most often. Birds of a feather...
  • by To: Bob (lol) on Dec 24, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Gonna be hard to find Jamel a willing roommate now. But I guess they might find one in a local penal institution. However, let's not jump to conclusions...he may be innocent. He might have left town (to see his ma's) for Xhristmas. He may not even know the guy got shot. But then, I don't know all the facts...just a face and a few sentences. No need to trash him and judge him guilty until all the evidence is collected. For all we know, he might be completely innocent. I would like to point out that the picture shown looks like a "mug shot". I found no DOC records on him, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been accused or beat a rap in court. I'm 47 y/o...never had a mug shot, never been incarcerated...3 speeding tickets, does that count?...lol
  • by To; New River Area Location: Jax on Dec 24, 2010 at 03:22 PM
    I have been under the impression this was the agenda of the NAACP.. Even thugs have to shut their eyes and sleep sometime. Be careful who you Pi$$ off. Merry Christmas!
  • by Bob on Dec 24, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    Why are they looking for him a roommate??
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 24, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    Look's like the worlds problems are taking care of themselves.we just need to build bigger prisons.
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