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Cary man arrested in brother's shooting death

Posted February 2, 2014

— A Cary man was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly killing his brother, police said, marking the town's first homicide of the year.

Kevin Leroy Bodden, 54, shot and killed his brother, Mark Gregory Bodden, 44, Sunday morning inside the apartment they shared with their mother at 2101 Talking Rock Drive, at the Bexley at Triangle Park Apartments, police said.

The siblings' mother called 911 at 8:47 a.m. to report the shooting.

"He went out this morning, and he said he was going to the store to buy some things, but he didn't have enough money, so he come back wanting money from my son," said the mother, who detailed the incident in a calm tone to emergency dispatchers.

The Mark Bodden then asked his brother about rent, the mother said. Kevin Bodden then shot Mark Bodden three times in the chest and twice in the back, the mother said.

Mark Bodden was breathing when his mother called 911. He died after being shot with a .9 mm handgun, police said.

Police found Kevin Bodden in Durham. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

"This is an awful tragedy for the Bodden family, and we hope everyone will keep them in their thoughts as they work through this terrible ordeal,” Cary police Capt. Don Hamilton said.

Kevin Bodden had been staying with his mother and brother, who leased the apartment, police said. The mother said in the 911 call that he moved to Cary from Columbia five months ago.


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  • Pooter McGooter Feb 5, 2014

    What is this man smiling about?

    Whatever the circumstances. If you can kill your brother and look so happy in your mug shot, you are the walking definition of a narcissist.

  • Deb1003 Feb 5, 2014

    Over rent money? How sad for the mother.

  • LastSon1981 Feb 4, 2014

    The man clearly has issues he killed his brother and will now spend the rest of his life in jail but lets all focus on the mugshot

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 3, 2014

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    That would certainly explain the huge grin.

  • jrelon Feb 3, 2014

    Good news, Kevin. You've got a free place to live now.

  • chubzee0909 Feb 3, 2014

    I am related to these people. Kevin is my big cousin. Mark and I have been close since he was born. I am so numb. I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and I know what is said in the bible about how those in your own home can be your worst enemy. I am ready to exact vengeance, but God says "vengeance is mine, I will repay". I am so hurt that my aunt had to witness this real life Cain and Abel horror. I pray that Jehovah will give her the strength to move on and to not grieve too much for Jehovah promises to rid the earth of all injustice, to bring back to life all who have died, and to take away the hurtful memories so that we can have peace of mind. I ask that everyone reading this story, please keep my aunt (who is a recent widow) in your prayers. it is easy to judge, but let's use that energy to pray for peace for my aunt and our family. thank you.

  • snakeman65 Feb 3, 2014

    The picture is not his mugshot. It is his NCDL photo. Look at the Wake County Arrests page for his mugshot. He is not smiling there.

  • Obamacare prevails again Feb 3, 2014

    What could possibly be so funny after killing someone, especially a family member? I hope he's enjoying himself.

  • sweetlyght Feb 3, 2014

    That's cold. The man shot his little brother not once, not twice but five times, two of which were in the back. That's extremely messed up. Big brother's are suppose to look out for you.

  • mafiamic Feb 3, 2014

    Always the ones you least expect are the ones to watch out for.
    Look at the ones you love and trust and your "Enemies" and see things aren't always as they appear to be.