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Autopsy: Pittsboro man was stabbed to death

Posted February 16, 2015

Demetrius John Johnson

— A man found dead at a Pittsboro home in December was stabbed to death, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

Christopher Eugene Peterson was stabbed once in the back with the weapon piercing his left lung, the report into the 26-year-old's Dec. 23, death said.

Police arrested Demetrius John Johnson, 24, of Apex, on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Investigators haven't commented on the case, and it's unclear if Peterson and Johnson knew each other.


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  • Edward Levy Feb 16, 2015
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    What is taking so long for the Grand Jury to indite Johnson. Has Obama sent condolences to the Peterson family?
    I guess not, because this is not a white person killing a muslim. How come thousands did not attend his funeral. Rest in Peace BROTHER!

  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 16, 2015
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    Are you serious? This man's body has been sitting around since Dec 23rd? How was his family able to have his funeral? It's awesome that the cops have arrested someone for his murder, but still, 2 months people? That's absurd.