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Chapel Hill Man Faces Murder Charge in Carrboro Slaying

Posted January 29, 2008

— Police said Tuesday that they had charged a Chapel Hill man with murder in a shooting Monday night outside a Food Lion grocery store.

James Kenneth Imonti, 59, of Carrboro, died at UNC Hospitals, where Orange County EMS crews rushed him after he was shot once in the back, police said. They charged Garland Mcray King Jr., 65, after arresting him without incident at the shooting scene in the parking lot outside the store at Carrboro Plaza on N.C. Highway 54 West.

Police said they believe that Imonti was King's son-in-law and that the two had been having a dispute for some time. Initial reports were that the two argued in the parking lot, police said.

 King was arraigned in Orange County court in Hillsborough and held without bond. he was assigned a public defender, and his next court apperance is scheduled for Feb. 4.



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  • redwarrior Jan 29, 2008

    WHAT? Theres no crime in Chapel Hill/Carrboro!!

  • ncweddingdj.com Jan 29, 2008

    It's never good to just hang around the parking lot. In Durham or Chapel Hill (?).

  • angora2 Jan 29, 2008

    Don't like your relatives? Shoot 'em!

  • Meandmytwo Jan 29, 2008

    Wonder what the fight was all about? We will find out some time or another.

  • KevinUNC97 Jan 29, 2008

    Why isn't this a headline? Oh that's right...only murders in Durham get headlines. Murders everywhere else don't exist. Thanks for being consistent WRAL!

  • Tired Of Excuses Jan 29, 2008

    A face only a Mother could love.