Review Confirms SBI Analysis In Pitt County Child Murder Case

An independent analysis of disputed evidence in a Pitt County fatal shooting case confirms the analysis of an SBI examiner.

Jemaul Green is one of several people who were charged in the 2005 shooting death of a 10-year-old Ayden boy. Christopher Foggs was caught in the crossfire of an argument as he played in his front yard. Green was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to more than 23 years behind bars. Vonzeil Adams was also convicted in the case in April 2010, of voluntary manslaughter and other charges.

Pitt County District Attorney Clark Everett asked for the independent review of the analysis in the Greene case following questions about whether all the bullets could have come from the same gun.

The review was done by the former Chief of the Firearms and Tool Mark Unit of the FBI Forensic Laboratory and confirms the SBI analysis.

"The results of this independent examination fully support our position in this matter and I hope this will bring some closure for the family of Christopher Foggs. There was only one shooter in this case and he was rightfully convicted and is serving the sentence that he justly deserves," District Attorney Clark Everett said.

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  • by Frederic Whitehurst Location: Bethel, NC on Jan 31, 2011 at 07:06 AM
    Sheila You see on these blogs common problems that we face in trying to determine what happened at a crime scene. What should be fruitful conversations dissolve into angry words, name calling, demands that folks shut up or go away. Crime scene investigators are left with what they can find and trying to determine who to believe. This happens often in forensic science also. Professionals who should know better too often not discussing the science but simply calling each other names and using angry words. Our district attorney, Clark Everett, has to wade though all of that and try to see that justice is served. I hope that you and others who believe that the truth did not come out in court will be willing to come forward. If not, then we are stuck with the information we have. I await your call.
  • by Meet with Mr Hitehurst or stop commenting on Jan 24, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    It is a shame that people still feel the need to hide behind computers instead of standing up for justice. I agree with SMH why havent you come forth to the police or the attorneys of Vonzeil or Jemaul before now...like during the trial? Actions speak louder than words and if you truly want Jemaul free you should make a mtg with Mr Whitehurst as he has asked several times or just leave it alone. Everybody that took part in this senseless crime should be locked up. That was a baby that had his whole life a head of him.
  • by SMH Location: Raleigh on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:24 PM
    I have been following these articles and after today I choose not to follow any more. I think alot of people posting comments are very ignorant. If you have so much information about this case and feel that Greene did not do it then you should come forth. you keep saying people will not rest and this and that...blah blah blah how can u rest and you aint even go to the DA your self. What the DA need to do is not read this non sense and close the case point blank. All of them are at fault and all includeing the girls that got off shoulda got the same amount of time as Adams. If you are not going to contact the DA your self SHUT UP ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!
  • by Frederic Whitehurst Location: Bethel, NC on Jan 22, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    Sheila Testing for DNA requires that the bullets had DNA on them. If one tested the bullets for DNA what would one find? The issue that you raised is whether there was another shooter at the scene besides Mr. Green. How would DNA analysis prove the presence of another shooter unless that shooter's DNA was on one of the bullets. As for the bullet comparisons, the field of firearms/toolmarks examination is very controversial at this time. Scientists who have been looking at this practice for decades are now being questioned by other scientists and the National Academy of Science has raised serious issues about the value of this evidence. But all the science in the world is not as good as witnesses who were there and who can testify to what they saw truthfully. I understand your concerns. Why don't we get together and discuss this at length. I also have serious questions to which I would like answers.
  • by shelia Location: Ayden on Jan 20, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    Attention: Mr. Fred Whitehurst, why is it so hard for the SBI, D.A. Clark Everett have the bullets test for DNA. WHY IS THAT SO HARD WE KNOW ITS 8 SHELL CASING YOU CANT FORGET THAT THATS ALL THEY KEEP SAY WHAT ABOUT THE BULLETS ONE SAYING ITS THE SAME FROM A 9MM THE OTHER INCLUSIVE NO CERTAINTY BUT THE D.A. CAN TRULY SAY HE HAS THE RIGHT MAN THATS A BUNCH OF BULL. INJUSTICE FROM PITT COUNTY AGAIN WHEN DOES IT STOP JUST LIKE THEY OR DOING JAMES RICHARDSON BIAS
  • by Frederic Whitehurst Location: Bethel NC on Jan 18, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    Sheila No need to email all over the world. We have a very just District Attorney in Pitt County and a very good court system. It just needs to know the truth from citizens who know the truth. I'd love to talk with you further. Call me at 252 341 0647 or call Ms. Vonzeil Adams' attorney, David Sutton, at 252 702 7021. Let's get together and talk about this. Fred Whitehurst
  • by SHELIA Location: AYDEN on Jan 12, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    Attention FRED WHITHURST, PLEASE HELP GREEN SOME BODY NEEDS TO HELP HIM I AM GOING TO SEND EMAILS ALL OVER THE WORLD UNTIL SOMEONE HELPS THIS BOY. MY HUSBAND CANT STOP THAT B/C HE DOESNT GET ON THE COMPUTER. MR. WHITEHURST THE JUROR THAT LIVES IN AYDEN THAT KNOWS THE TRUTH SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE JUDGE FROM THE BEGINNING THAT SHE KNEW GREEN DIDNT DO IT AND TAYBRON SHOT HIS BROTHER ACCIDENTLY. THAT SHOULD GIVE GREEN A NEW TRAIL WITH HELD EVIDENCE. THE JUROR NAME INITIALS IS BA. LIVES ON HANRAHAN RD.I PRAY SHE TELLS U THE TRUTH.
  • by Fred Whitehurst Location: Pitt County on Jan 8, 2011 at 02:43 PM
    Tracy, This is truly a tragic incident which touches us all deeply and we are all concerned about truth here. If you and Lori and Sheila truly have information to share that you can prove I would very much like to talk with you about it. I am a private attorney here in Pitt Co who has an interest in this case. Mr. Clark Everett, our District Attorney and the police officers investigating the case can only work with the information they can gather. If folks who truly know the facts, who saw what happened and believe the court system got it wrong, will not talk to the police then the police must go with what they have. Don't let this thing fester into something bigger. Come forward and work it out the right way. WITN has given us an open forum here to talk about this. So let's do it here. Hope to hear from you.
  • by TRACY SMITH Location: AYDEN NC on Jan 6, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THE GREEN FAMILY THEY HAVE LOST A SON A FATHER AND BRITHER TO PRISON FOR SOMETHING THAT HE DID NOT DO AND EVER ONE IN AYDEN NO IT INCLUDING THE MOTHER SISTER BROTHER I HOPE THE GREEN FAMILY SUE EVERTHING THAT TOUCH IS CASE AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT TESITFIED AGAINST HIM NEED TO GO TO JAIL AND HIS MOTHER AND FAMILY NEED TO MAKE SURE THIS HAPPENS THIS IS ANOTHER ANGRY JUROR ONLY THIS IS A ANGRY CITIZEN OF AYDEN NC I HAVE HEARD ABOUT NO ABOUT IT AND DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THE MOTHER LIVE WITH HERSELF AND SHE GOT KIDS SHE KNOW SHE DONT WANT HER KIDS TO BE LOCKED UP FOR A CRIME THEY DIDNT DO AND I HOPE THE GREEN FAMILY GET CLOSURE AND THAT MAN NEED TO BE FREED AND IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AND A TRUE MOTHER YOU WILL HELP TO GET THAT YOUNG MAN OUT OF PRISON BECAUSE HE DID NOT KILL YOUR SON AND ALL AYDEN NO THAT INCLUDING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ESTER TAFT MY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE WHEN THE RIGHT KILLER GO TO PRISON AND THEN THE LORD WILL LET HIM REST THEN BUT IT IS IN THE LORDS HANDS.
  • by SHELIA Location: AYDEN on Jan 4, 2011 at 06:36 PM
    ITS TIME FOR THE RUTH TO COME OUT TAYBRON RAHEEM KILLED HIS BROTHER ACCIDENTLY SHOOTING AT GREEN. WHEN WHEN THE MOTHER OF CHRISTOPHER FOGGS WHO CLAIMS TO BE A CHRISTIAN ACCEPT THAT HER SON ACCIDENTLY KILL HER SON IN A CROSSFIRE. ALSO THE SISTER MS. PETTWAY WHO CLAIMS TO BE A CHRISTIAN ALSO ACCEPTS THE WRONG SHE PLAYED IN CONVICTING A INNOCENT MAN. SO HYPERCRITICAL LADIES. I PRAY FOR YOU B/C YOU TWO WILL NOT MAKE IT TO HEAVEN AND YOUR SON AND NEPHEW WANT REST UNTIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT. I LIVE IN AYDEN I SEE AND HEAR THE THINGS YOU DO AND SAY ABOUT THE GREEN BOY AND HIS FAMIKLY I HOPE HIS MOTHER FILE A SUIT AGAINST YOU B/C I KNOW GOD HAS TYHAT WHY ITS NO CLOSURE.
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