Wife charged with killing husband makes court appearance

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - A woman accused of killing her husband over the weekend will remain in jail.

New Bern police charged 28-year-old Whittney Tankson with the murder of her husband, 40-year-old Kenneth Tankson.

The woman made a brief court appearance this morning at the Craven County Courthouse.

The District Court judge gave Tankson a court appointed attorney and set June 2nd as her next court date.

Police say they were called to the 1100 block of Church Street around 4:30 a.m. Saturday for the stabbing.

The husband later died at CarolinaEast Medical Center.


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An Eastern Carolina woman is behind bars charged in the murder of her husband.

New Bern Police responded to the 1100 block of block of Church Street just before 4:30am Saturday for a stabbing.

40-year-old Kenneth Tankson was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center where he later died.

Tankson's wife, 28-year-old Whittney Tankson, is charged with one count of murder.

She's being held without bond and has her first appearance in Craven County Court on May 8th.