North Carolina woman shot and killed on Thanksgiving, her neighbor is being accused of murder

Source: Gaston County police; MEGA

Nov. 27 2021, Published 1:25 p.m. ET

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A woman was shot and killed by her neighbor on Thanksgiving, police in North Carolina said.

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Daniel James Moxley, 48, has now been charged in connection to the incident.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, the Gaston County police responded to a home in Stanley, North Carolina, for a reported shooting. Inside the residence, officers found Kathy Smith, 58, dead from a gunshot wound, according to Gaston County police.

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Officers determined Moxley was the suspect in her killing, and he was arrested. Moxley and Smith were neighbors.

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Investigators did not release what led to the shooting.

Moxley was charged with first-degree murder and is being held in Gaston County jail without bond.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police at (704) 866-3320.s


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