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Fuquay-Varina man, 28, charged with killing stepfather

Posted May 1, 2013

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— A 28-year-old man was charged late Tuesday in the shooting death of his 64-year-old stepfather, Fuquay-Varina police said. 

Officers responding to a home at 108 Coley Farm Road Tuesday afternoon found James Melvin Jolly dead.

Richard Brandon Gregory was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Tuesday evening, police said. Investigators have not released a possible motive for the shooting, but they said officers were responding to a domestic violence incident.

Gregory was in the Wake County jail Wednesday morning awaiting his first court appearance. His bond information was not available.

Jolly lived in the house with his family, but it wasn't clear whether they were home when he was shot.

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  • johnny2times May 1, 3:21 p.m.

    So much ignorance going on in our society . And the government cares naught.. And it's doubtful if they ever will because they are ignorant too.

    zenonx6
    May 1, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    And this has what to do with this story? Unreal.

  • xylem01 May 1, 1:47 p.m.

    @zenonx6 - What has the government got to do with this?

  • heggiepat May 1, 1:42 p.m.

    He was not protecting his mother his mother is in the hospital.

  • Scubagirl May 1, 1:38 p.m.

    "So much ignorance going on in our society . And the government cares naught.. And it's doubtful if they ever will because they are ignorant too. zenonx6 May 1, 2013 9:47 a.m. Report abuse"

    Not sure exactly WHAT your comment has to do with this story.

  • fifefan4life May 1, 1:19 p.m.

    Maybe he was protecting his mother.

  • tonycheeek May 1, 1:04 p.m.

    White on Black crime? There is a present day switch, statistically speaking.

  • mac240 May 1, 10:36 a.m.

    The guy is 24 years old, if he didn't like something...then move out!

  • pebbles262004 May 1, 10:28 a.m.

    This is a shame...So sorry for the rest of the family!!!Ya'll are in my prayers.

  • zenonx6 May 1, 9:47 a.m.

    So much ignorance going on in our society . And the government cares naught.. And it's doubtful if they ever will because they are ignorant too.

  • Lightfoot3 May 1, 9:40 a.m.

    So sad. That's not the best area of that town, but looks like it wasn't related to bad neighbors.

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