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'She had it coming': Man admits to shooting ex-wife in Facebook live video

Posted September 6
Updated September 7

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— Warren County authorities on Tuesday were searching for a man wanted in connection with the shooting of his 15-year-old son and ex-wife.

According to Norlina Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew, Earl Valentine shot and killed his son early Tuesday morning after he kicked in the door to his ex-wife's home on Hyco Street. Valentine's ex-wife, Keisha Valentine, was critically injured.

Bartholomew said Earl Valentine recorded a video via Facebook live about the homicide. In the video, Valentine can be heard saying he has "no remorse" for the shootings, and that his wife "deserved what she had coming."

"I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming," he said. "I know a lot of y'all are going to be disappointed in me, but it was something that had to be done."

Authorities said a domestic protection order was in place but expired last month.

Bartholomew said he believes Earl Valentine may be in the Richmond area.

No additional information was immediately available.


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  • Sondra Ray Sep 7, 7:53 p.m.
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    Well that's great save taxpayers a lot of money you piece of scum

  • Tom Marthers Sep 7, 10:34 a.m.
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    Give him the Death Sentence, because that is "WHAT HE DESERVES" now. Unbelievable, killing a 15 yo kid, this is what the world has/is coming to.

  • Kris Dawn Sep 7, 7:57 a.m.
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    There should be no court case - he confessed and has no remorse. And using "FB Live" to ask for help AFTER doing this to make yourself appear like you need help is a joke. When you kill someone/shoot someone you already crazy af. But taking your child's life is on another level and the fact you will sit in a prison for years and years is sad to me. You deserve no better than what you gave your child.

  • Dug Danger Sep 7, 7:53 a.m.
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    And now we'll support him for the rest of his life......

  • Shannon Meredith Sep 7, 7:51 a.m.
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    I'm thinking they will eventually find this man's body after his suicide. So sad that this type of stuff happens...
    Praying that the wife pulls through.

  • Fred Garner Sep 6, 11:46 p.m.
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    Let's see if he gets what's coming to him. Prayers for the family of the victims.

  • Benjamin Kite Sep 6, 8:07 p.m.
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    Yeah, bad defensive strategy. The "he needed killin' " defense rarely works out for the defendant.

  • Jim Williams Sep 6, 1:19 p.m.
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    "Some men dwell in rooms other men never enter." I cannot comprehend how you can kill your own child.

  • Janet Ghumri Sep 6, 12:02 p.m.
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    OMG, prayers for the family