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Concert to fund medical bills for Oakwood couple

Posted January 30, 2013

— The William Peace University Singers made a joyful noise to help a Raleigh family recover from a violent attack. They performed Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church to raise money to defray the medical bills of a couple attack on Jan. 7. 

William Peace University Singers Peace U. concert to benefit neighbors

Police have indicted brothers Shabar Master Marshall, 16, and Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall, 26, for the attack. 

The female victim told a 911 dispatcher that she and her husband woke up in the middle of the night to find two men standing over their bed. The men demanded money, took her from the bedroom and assaulted her.

She managed to escape and run to a neighbor's house, where she called 911. Once outside, she heard her husband get shot, she told the dispatcher.

The gunshot wound to his spine left him paralyzed.

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  • davidgnews Jan 31, 4:36 p.m.

    Typical news story lacking relevant facts. Why does this couple need help with medical bills? Is this a problem with Obamacare? Blue Cross? or just what? YeaOh

    Let me guess - you'd wish for it to be worse so there wouldn't be any medical bills? Or how about it not happening at all.

    You should be angry at the perps, not the victims, but it's not surprising.

  • InTheNo Jan 31, 12:07 p.m.

    Typical news story lacking relevant facts. Why does this couple need help with medical bills? Is this a problem with Obamacare? Blue Cross? or just what? YeaOh

    Okay you worked up the nerve to post something. Now go make a DSH mark on yourself. You know you want to do it. Do it.

  • monicarowe75 Jan 31, 11:07 a.m.

    Prayers to the family members that were so violently attacked in their own home. But come on people, insurance is not everything. This man might have had a full time job and he is now unable to work. They might need money to just make the monthly bills. Plus they prob have other expenses too, house might have to be remolded to accomadate him, new car with handicap needs.

  • westernwake1 Jan 31, 10:59 a.m.

    Great effort by the William Peace University Singers!

  • whyalltheproblems Jan 31, 10:40 a.m.

    YeahOh...the husband was shot in the back and is now paralyzed during a home invasion. They probably do have insurance, but insurance doesn't cover every medical expense. Unless, of course, it is medicaid. Or, free health care that the two suspects will now get in prison. Wonderful system we have here in the U.S.

  • YeaOh Jan 31, 10:26 a.m.

    Typical news story lacking relevant facts. Why does this couple need help with medical bills? Is this a problem with Obamacare? Blue Cross? or just what?

  • working for deadbeats Jan 31, 9:16 a.m.

    We need a like button for stories. This is awesome!