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Fayetteville women died of gunshot wound to head

Posted February 9, 2011
Updated February 11, 2011

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— Two women found dead last year in a Fayetteville home each died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill.

Relatives found Karen Mosby, 49, and Betty Pettigrew, 69, dead inside a home at 6443 Brookshire Road, on the morning of Nov. 14.

According to the autopsy report, Mosby was reportedly in bed when she was shot.

Fayetteville police have charged Mosby’s son, Tarae “Ray Ray” Lamont Mosby, 29, with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of larceny of a motor vehicle in the case.

He was arrested in Morningside, Md., on unrelated charges about eight hours before Mosby’s and Pettigrew’s bodies were found.

Investigators haven’t given a possible motive in the case. Pettigrew was Tarae Mosby’s grandmother.


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  • Vietnam Vet Feb 9, 2011

    What waste of seminal fluid would shoot his own mother? Another candidate for the cell UNDER the jail!!!

  • succinctb Feb 9, 2011

    fishon...I completely agree!

  • fishon Feb 9, 2011

    Fascinating. It took nearly 3 MONTHS for the ME to tell us she died from a gunshot wound to the head. At that rate it will be May before we find out how the other woman died. Are you kidding me?

  • Caveman93 Feb 9, 2011

    According to the autopsy report, Mosby was reportedly in bed when she was shot.

    The medical examiner has not yet released Pettigrew’s cause of death.

    ~Wild guess, bleeding?

  • eric52272 Feb 9, 2011

    thank you chris 01236 you told wildcat to be quite without actually saying it...very tactful

  • Kimbby Feb 9, 2011

    chris01236, if there was a 'like' button on that post, I most defintely would of pressed it!

  • wolfpack32 Feb 9, 2011

    I agree with chris01236!!

  • chris01236 Feb 9, 2011

    wildcat, once again, leading the comment section with 6 of 10 (including this one) total comments. form your thoughts and opinions, think about them for a few minutes, and combine them into ONE post. And as a side note, learn to write English properly ("Many is old enough", "COMPASSION YOU HAVE SHOWN HEAR"). you show your education level and it takes away from your point.
    and to that point, as far as compassion goes, i think he should be shown the same compassion that he has shown for his own family. i promise you, if you were in his way he would show you no compassion either.

  • beachbum1 Feb 9, 2011

    So I guess Ray Ray is goina Pay Pay, piece of dirt. More of the same!

  • YNCSW51 Feb 9, 2011

    He killed his mother and his grandmother. I read this story last year. I think they found him a day or so later in Washington DC or some northern state. I am sure he regrets his actions now that he have been in jail and had time to think about what he did. I hope and pray that he can find peace with himself.