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Georgia Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing 80-Year-Old North Carolina Woman Before Turning Knife On Caretaker

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Source: Bertie County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Apr. 7 2023, Published 11:26 a.m. ET

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A Georgia man is accused of killing an elderly woman and critically injuring her caregiver in North Carolina.

Robert Reid faces with multiple charges in the case, including first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape, attempted first-degree murder, and two counts of first-degree kidnapping, WITN reported.

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According to sheriff’s deputies in Bertie County, on Feb. 20, Reid allegedly fatally stabbed Lan Rawls, 80, at her Aulander home. He's accused of then stabbing the victim’s 62-year-old caretaker, Rochelle Harrell, but she survived her injuries.

Deputies launched an extensive investigation and identified Reid as a suspect in the case. He is expected to be transferred to North Carolina from Georgia.


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