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Halifax County man mum about connection to fires

Posted June 5, 2013
Updated June 6, 2013

— A Halifax County man with connections to multiple deaths and suspicious fires across several North Carolina counties kept his counsel Wednesday when confronted at the Pitt County courthouse.

WRAL News has asked Dennis Carter to share his side of the story of how he came to profit from the deaths of two women to whom he is otherwise unrelated.

Carter was in court on fraud and theft charges, but he and his attorney had nothing to say to reporters despite being given multiple chances to respond.

Although he was married, Carter had relationships with two women who ended up shot to death, 38-year-old Glinda Pulley and 29-year-old Crystal Bell. He was named in the insurance policies and wills of both, to the surprise of their families. 

A private investigator working for one of the victim’s families found that Carter, a home builder, was also linked to a series of suspicious fires and insurance claims.

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Pulley's case is closed. The State Bureau of Investigation determined that her 10-year-old son shot her then killed himself. Family members don't accept that explanation.

Bell's murder is still unsolved.


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  • melissaeno2 Jun 6, 2013

    Talk abt coincidence .... I seriously doubt the 10 year old shot the Mom & then himself... Someone competent needs to RE- investigate that... Especially since I recently read that this guy had the boy to ask for ammunition from family members right before he & his Mom were dead...I think the investigator needs to get a job in Warren county where the Mom & boy were from...

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 6, 2013

    This ain't looking good for him. Be interesting to see how deep this goes.

  • Weetie Jun 6, 2013

    What a croc!