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Charge in Raleigh shooting upgraded to murder after woman dies

Posted June 5, 2012

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— A Raleigh man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend died from a wound she suffered in an April shooting, police said Tuesday.

Nancy Margarita Pedraza, 23, was shot in the neck during an April 27 argument in a car parked outside a condominium complex at 4911 Hollenden Drive, off Spring Forest Road, police said.

Anthony Lucas Villaroel, 23, was arrested after the shooting and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The charge was upgraded to murder Monday when Pedraza died at WakeMed, police said.

Villaroel has been in the Wake County jail since his April arrest.

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  • boneymaroney13 Jun 5, 2012

    "A loaded gun in the wrong hands. Yet there are some that think people need to carry guns. Wrong. This kind of thing happens every day somewhere. When will it ever stop?" When we becomea socialist nation with "no personal wealth" and "no guns". Are we there yet?

  • trianglerelic Jun 5, 2012

    I have to agree, Gun's don't kill people, People Kill People. The guy, knife, hammer, axe or vehicle is simply the instrument of death. I've carried a loaded gun for 20 years now, and it has yet to hurt anyone. And thank God, I've never had to use it to protect my life or family. Like insurance, it's best to have and never use rather than be without it when you need it. I've said this for a very long time, the key to reducing gun crime is to keep guns out of the hands of the criminals, not legitimate owners. In the hands of a criminal, even a screwdriver or broken bottle can be deadly...

  • IamArmedRYou Jun 5, 2012

    This kind of thing does happen everyday. Bad people with guns, but how do propose we take the guns from the bad people? Law abiding citizens carrying guns is not a bad thing. Its the criminals on the streets with them that we have to worry about. Id rather be armed to defend myself. Criminals will always find a way to get a gun, even if we outlaw them. So all good people need to get rid of their guns while the criminals will keep theirs and still use them?...Brilliant charmcclainlovesdogs2

    well said bcain67587

    This is a case where a properly armed and legally carrying citizen could have saved the tax payers alot of money.

  • Deacons Jun 5, 2012

    bcain67587 You are exactly right. I just do not understand how some people here think.

  • bcain67587 Jun 5, 2012

    A loaded gun in the wrong hands. Yet there are some that think people need to carry guns. Wrong. This kind of thing happens every day somewhere. When will it ever stop?

    This kind of thing does happen everyday. Bad people with guns, but how do propose we take the guns from the bad people? Law abiding citizens carrying guns is not a bad thing. Its the criminals on the streets with them that we have to worry about. Id rather be armed to defend myself. Criminals will always find a way to get a gun, even if we outlaw them. So all good people need to get rid of their guns while the criminals will keep theirs and still use them?...Brilliant charmcclainlovesdogs2

  • WakeForestLiving Jun 5, 2012

    What a little coward.

  • nonPC Jun 5, 2012

    A loaded gun in the wrong hands. Yet there are some that think people need to carry guns. Wrong. This kind of thing happens every day somewhere. When will it ever stop?
    charmcclainlovesdogs2

    blah blah blah...the gun didnt kill her...the guy did...

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jun 5, 2012

    A loaded gun in the wrong hands. Yet there are some that think people need to carry guns. Wrong. This kind of thing happens every day somewhere. When will it ever stop?

  • reel4fun Jun 5, 2012

    Now this was a real surprise.

  • OpenM1nd Jun 5, 2012

    Sadly enough, behaviors like this (i.e. abuse, arguing, etc.) are often learned from the previous generation. Watch what you do in front of your kids, folks.

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