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Five charged with murder in Bringle Court death

Posted August 1, 2008

— Raleigh police upgraded the charges against a suspect in the slaying of a man whose body was found in a southeast Raleigh subdivision July 26.

Zachary Delarente Colmore, 17, is the fifth person to be charged with murder in the death of Robert George Gagnon Jr., 28.

Gagnon was found at 5600 Bringle Court. A neighbor reported hearing sounds of a scuffle in the home the night before, police said.

Also charged with murder are Michael Jordan McDuffie, 21, Bravette Devon Chrisp, 18, Marcus Pierre Davon Johnson, 21, and Darrell Jerome Lavine, 19.

Ebony Monique Johnson, 18, Louis Johnson III, 21, Joshua Lee Locus, 20, and Murad Terrell Taylor, 21, are charged with accessory after the fact of murder.

Police haven't released information about the cause of Gagnon's death or the killers' motive.

The case remains under investigation.


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  • miketroll3572 Aug 1, 2008

    We need to bring back old sparky, lethal injection is not a good enough deterent. Show somebody getting fried and I guarentee that will get their attention.

  • backwards Aug 1, 2008

    Surprise,Surprise,Surprise. Thats all I have to say.

  • White Devil Aug 1, 2008

    Why isn't this a hate crime?

  • Mr. Keeping It Real Aug 1, 2008

    Well, they'll have plenty of time to think about what they did! If things don't change, prisons will remain overcrowded. Oh well, prison not the Holiday Inn right?

  • Tired Of Excuses Aug 1, 2008

    Every day....the same thing. What's wrong with people today? It's 2008. We're all given the opportunity of a decent life by way of a public education.....I just don't get it.

  • geraniumposey Aug 1, 2008

    Story too similar to previous story; could be a duplicate story.

  • GetRight Aug 1, 2008

    You're right on Goalieman. Swift, consistent, firm and loving discipline are foundational to teaching personal responsibility, which is sorely lacking in nearly every segment of our society today.

  • bomanicous Aug 1, 2008

    I'm always amazed at the thought process (or lack of) that goes on with these mob crimes. It's bad enough when 1 or 2 people are 'twisted' enough to think alike and get involved with something so heinous but when an entire group is involved and none of them seems to have the least bit of a guilty conscious to come clean is disturbing. Worse yet, these stories are becoming more and more common.

  • twc Aug 1, 2008

    While we are protecting the other countries, who's protecting us?

  • Goalieman Aug 1, 2008

    What is wrong with kids today? I am 44 so yes, these are all kids! If my kids do something the least bit out of line, they are punished. Discipline is the ONLY thing kids understand. People may disagree with me but it did me good growing-up and I have never been in trouble.

    People that say discipling a child is wrong, I am sure they were disclipined growing up. I am not saying these boys were not disclipined, I am merely stating it is the parents fault for not taking interest in their lives and keeping them on the straight and narrow!