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Arrest made in 2008 death of Robeson school janitor

Posted March 8, 2011

— Police said Tuesday that they have charged a man in the 2008 slaying of a Fairmont Middle School janitor.

Willie Christie, 55, was found dead in his Fairmont home on May 20, 2008. He had been stabbed five times, police said.

Johnny Terrell McKoy, 31, of 1504 Sisal Drive in Fayetteville, was charged late Monday with murder in the case.

Investigators haven't released a possible motive in the case or what evidence might link McKoy to the crime, but they said that he worked for Christie's lawn care business.

Christie's death was the first of two violent acts to rock Fairmont Middle.

In April 2009, former Principal James Hunt was shot in the face while driving to school. He has said the shooting was in retaliation for his stand against drugs and gang activity.


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  • braddavis Mar 8, 2011

    Who'd they arrest.......I can't see anyone!

  • wildcat Mar 8, 2011

    Johnny Terrell McKoy, 31, of 1504 Sisal Drive in Fayetteville, was charged

    Good news and glad this man was arrested. I pray he will now get his justice. Prison will be sweet for him.

  • sammyg Mar 8, 2011

    He looks like a dark blob in a white t-shirt...is that the best photo you guys have? if he busts out, I won't know who to look for...

  • Fireflies Rock Mar 8, 2011

    Good to hear an arrest was made. Hopefully it will help the victim's family feel some comfort that the killer may no longer be walking free

  • pebbles262004 Mar 8, 2011

    Good!! and I hope that they also find out who shot the Principal..Mr.Hunt