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Autopsy: Jordan High student stabbed more than dozen times

Posted October 28, 2015

Tierra Hall

— A 17-year-old Jordan High School student was stabbed at least 14 times and left to die behind a vacant Durham house last spring, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

Tierra Marcheal Hall was stabbed repeatedly in the head, neck, shoulder and arm. The attack was so ferocious that the medical examiner found the tip of the knife blade broken off in the muscles of the girl's left cheek.

Hall's former boyfriend, Kelton Breshon Fox, 17, has been charged with first-degree murder in her March 27 slaying.

Her body was found behind a home on Trotter Ridge Road that police say was once owned or rented by Fox’s mother. Investigators also found a nickname used by Fox scrawled on a door on the home.

Security video from Jordan High showed Hall and Fox leaving the school the afternoon of her death, and Fox is later seen returning to school alone with his hands pulled into his sleeves. He went immediately to the bathroom and never returned to class, investigators said.

School records show Fox called his mother from the school office that day and left early.


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  • Wayne Douglas III Oct 29, 2015
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    Another one that we will be supporting for the next 60 years or so. That's just awesome.

  • Edward Anderson Oct 28, 2015
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    I find it disturbing that this young lady was killed in *MARCH* and they're only now getting around to releasing autopsy findings. ?

    Also, the neighbor who reported her "sleeping" in the cold couldn't see that she was bloody? I don't believe that many stab wounds wouldn't have left blood clearly visible to a casual observer. Maybe if he'd bothered to help her she might have survived. So sad.

  • Anne Havisham Oct 28, 2015
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    Absolutely dreadful. I hope her family and friends are able to remember her as she was on her best days, not just on her last.

    Before anyone starts asking what's wrong with teens, read the news to see how many adults (mostly women) were [allegedly] murdered by their current or former partners (mostly men). Kids are watching what we do, and whether they love or hate what adults do, they often imitate that.