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Woman dead after 'domestic disturbance' at Fayetteville home

Posted September 12

— A Fayetteville man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing Monday night, police said.

Fletcher Odell Johnson Jr., 52, was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond in the Cumberland County jail.

Around 10 p.m., officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with a weapon at a home in the 900 block of William Clark Road. The caller said someone in the home was being assaulted, according to officials.

Officers found Florinez Torres Lopez, 36, at the home with severe injuries. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died.

Police say the two were roommates.

No other information was released, but police said the homicide remains under investigation.

WRAL obtained 911 calls from Lopez and a neighbor.

"My roommate is over here throwing stuff at me," Lopez said. "I'm just trying to leave. I just want to make sure he don't put his hands on me."

The neighbor claimed the suspect was "beating and stabbing her."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Sgt. P. Orellano with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-988-6543 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • Suzanne Cross Sep 13, 2:59 a.m.
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    Can we not call it a domestic "disturbance". The woman was killed. Please call it domestic "violence".

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 12, 6:35 p.m.
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    Domestic disturbance? She is dead. I call that murder.