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Durham judge sets bond for accused in shooting of Pennsylvania athlete

Posted August 5, 2011

— The Texas man accused of killing a Pennsylvania high school football player in Durham in June faces $1 million bond on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

A Durham judge set the bond for Gabriel James Gamez, 22, Friday.

Police say Gamez, of San Antonio, was visiting Durham for a family funeral when he got in an altercation with two teens visiting on a recruiting trip. Gamez is accused of shooting Darrell Turner, 18, and teammate Thomas Woodson, 15, in the parking lot of an AT&T store at 5348 McFarland Drive.

Turner was pronounced dead at Duke University Hospital. Woodson was shot in the leg.



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  • h3ardita11b4 Aug 5, 2011

    it's more like a case of NOT being man enough to walk away. i guess being the bigger person is asking way too much.

  • cjspeaks Aug 5, 2011

    guess my comment was to bad to post...

  • somey Aug 5, 2011

    Who was the judge? I guess that that would be a huge task for a WRAL reporter.

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Aug 5, 2011

    Those three will not be missed.

  • twc Aug 5, 2011

    The legal system and the street system have very different definitions of justice.

    Many people have had experiences where they would have loved to have done the same thing. They are thankful later that they didn't do what they wanted to do but the bitterness remains. And that's where empathy emerges.

  • sckinton60 Aug 5, 2011

    A case of picking the wrong one to mess with!

  • marciamal1 Aug 5, 2011

    Is an argument worth someone's life?

  • twc Aug 5, 2011

    Many people will walk away; some people won't. It only takes one. Govern yourself accordingly.

  • hunter38 Aug 5, 2011

    Whats this "SETS BOND" mess?? Its M U R D E R !!!!!! There shouldn't even be a thought of a bond.....good grief.

  • twc Aug 5, 2011

    I haven't heard what the argument was about either. But I'm guessing someone made a misjudgment on who had the better odds.