UPDATED: Witnesses Speak Out On Local Man Charged With Murder

By: Heather King/Christine Kennedy
By: Heather King/Christine Kennedy

A woman was stabbed to death -- in cold blood.

That's according to people who live around there. Barabara Jean Phillips was inside her home in the Pitt County Town of Fountain, when William Pittman reportedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her. Phillips later died.

When Pitt County Sheriff's Deputies arrived -- Pittman was on the scene. Investigators say, Pittman showed them a knife and said that's what he used to kill her. Residents say, Phillips was a funloving person, who only wanted to help others.

Pittman is behind bars in Pitt County.

Original Story:
A Pitt County man was booked in the detention center Tuesday night, accused of stabbing the woman he lived with to death.

William McCoy Pittman is charged with murder. Lawmen responded to a fatal stabbing at the Deerfield Apartments in the town of Fountain. That's where Barbara Jean Phillips died after getting stabbed, according to the Daily Reflector of Greenville. Neighbors told the paper that Pittman and Phillips lived together. They also said, several people witnessed the fatal attack.

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