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Butner woman charged with boyfriend's shooting death

Posted May 27, 2014

— Butner police charged Mildred Michelle Hinton Davis, 52, with second-degree murder Monday night in the shooting death of her longtime, live-in boyfriend, William Albert McMillan.

Police were called to the home they shared, at 507 E. F St., just before 6 p.m. and found McMillan dead inside. Davis was taken to the Granville County Jail, where she was being held Tuesday under a $100,000 secured bond.

Neighbor Georgetta Carrington said Davis was a former mail carrier and McMillan a truck driver. She described the couple as sweet and quiet.

"I don't know what could have triggered this," she said. "It's not something I ever would have expected. "

Another neighbor said Davis was sitting on the front steps when police arrived.


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  • Chase Truman May 28, 2014
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    I hope they find out what might have caused this, and this woman isn't wrongly convicted for a murder if it was actually self defense. The picture says it all. She looks mournful and not like the type that would kill someone unless she absolutely had to to protect her own life.

  • smdrn May 27, 2014

    Other neighbors have mentioned there had been previous episodes of domestic violence. Maybe she just snapped.

  • Itsmyopinion67 May 27, 2014

    Never really know what goes on behind closed doors...sad all around.

  • Nicki Baker May 27, 2014
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    There is more to this story judging by her picture, she looks as if she's in shock. I agree with all of the opinions posted

  • Youngone28 May 27, 2014

    This is breaking my heart. I know her and would never have thought. I know she has spoken about being in abusive relationships, so maybe that was the case. She doesnt even look like herself in this picture :(

  • Doseofreality88 May 27, 2014

    Just judging from the picture it almost looks like she got physically attacked. The left side of her face appears to be swollen. Again, just an opinion based off the photo.

  • RDcallsit May 27, 2014

    she looks so sad and confused.

  • Chase Truman May 27, 2014
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    Wow, she looks so sad in this picture. Makes me wonder what happened.