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Durham man pleads guilty to killing mother of his child

Posted March 16, 2009

— Cory Jiggets pleaded guilty Monday in the murder of Skye Moniqua Lee, the mother of his child.

Jiggets, 20, a former student at Northern High School in Durham, will serve a sentence of 19 to 25 years in prison for second degree murder.

Lee was found dead in her apartment at 3628 Keystone Place on March 30, 2008, when officers responded to calls about a shooting. Her 10-month-old son was inside the apartment unharmed, police said.

Jiggets is the child’s father. As part of his sentence, he is forbidden to contact the boy or any members of Lee’s family.


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  • hippygirl Mar 17, 2009

    NC has structured sentencing...that means that there's no such thing as parole on cases after Oct. 1994. When a judge in NC says 19-25 years, that means the offender will serve at the very least 19 years. I'm not saying that is enough for the lives ruined in this...just fyi.

  • unc83 Mar 17, 2009

    What happened to life in prison with no chance of parole???

  • 2alegal Mar 17, 2009

    You know I bet the victim in this mess did tell POLICE he was on probation in December and as always the extra information falls on deaf ears as it does in other counties. We have a situation like this and are always told they can't do nothing about it......

  • sflirtingwith40 Mar 17, 2009

    What a selfish act...not only does his child not have his mother he doesn't have his father! May God with his child and his family that is raising him.

  • JustAnotherRedneck Mar 17, 2009

    In a couple of years (or less) he will be out on unsupervised probation so he can do it all over again.

  • Just the facts mam Mar 16, 2009

    So I guess he will be out in a couple years.