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Death penalty trials set in Vass girl's slaying

Posted May 18, 2009

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— Capital murder trials will be held early next years for two men accused of killing a 12-year-old Moore County girl during a break-in, authorities said.

Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, 21, Michael Graham Currie, 19, both of Cameron, are charged with first-degree murder and breaking and entering in the Sept. 21, 2007, slaying of Emily Elizabeth Haddock, who was shot several times after someone broke into her Marks Road home outside Vass.

She was at home sick, and investigators said they believe the intruders intended to burglarize the house but were surprised to find the girl at home.

Van Roger Smith Jr., 17, and Perry Ross Schiro, 20, both of Cameron, and Ryan Jermar White, 19, of Sanford, also have been charged with murder and breaking and entering in the case, but prosecutors said they wouldn't seek the death penalty against them.

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  • Tolip May 18, 2009

    "Any civilized, humanistic society should reject the death penalty."

    Any civilized, humanistic society would NOT RAISE ANIMALS who would do this to terrified young girl. Can you imagine how afraid should have been as she looked into their cesspool eyes? I mean right before they shot her multiple times?

  • PraiseToHim May 18, 2009

    "Praise - the only reason we should reject the death penalty is because it takes 15 years to actually happen and costs the state far more than it should. We need a fast track option. Then just sit back and let 'em rip." -- terdferguson

    Would you support a fast track to crucifixion?

    Praise

  • turdferguson May 18, 2009

    Praise - the only reason we should reject the death penalty is because it takes 15 years to actually happen and costs the state far more than it should. We need a fast track option. Then just sit back and let 'em rip.

  • PraiseToHim May 18, 2009

    Any civilized, humanistic society should reject the death penalty.

    Praise

  • annemarek May 18, 2009

    If these men are found guilty why doesn’t the death penalty apply? Why won’t the prosecutors prosecute for the death penalty? I do not understand all the fuss about reinstating the death penalty. If this is such an issue, why not put it to public vote.

  • drnc May 18, 2009

    I hope I live to see them both put down.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 18, 2009

    I can't get too excited about this when NC's Death Penalty still hasn't been fixed. These cases will take on a WHOLE NEW MEANING once we get past all the red tape.

  • ILuvJetNoise May 18, 2009

    Capital Punishment is the ONLY way to punish these warped individuals.