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Husband mad prosecutors drop earlier kidnapping case after Spring Lake woman killed

Posted April 17

— A month after a Spring Lake woman was killed, her husband says she is being victimized again.

Jennifer Foxx, 34, was shot to death outside her home in the Carolina Sands Mobile Home Park on March 21.

Jeffrey Lynne McKinnon Jr. was arrested a few days later and charged with first-degree murder in the case. McKinnon, whom authorities have said was a former roommate of Foxx's, remains in the Cumberland County jail without bond.

In December, Foxx was kidnapped and severely beaten, and Annika Quinn and Alvin Lyles were charged in that case.

"The two assailants went to her house and waited on her to get off work, and whenever she got off work and went home, they took her from that residence," Anson Foxx said of his wife's abduction.

Shortly after Foxx's death, the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office dropped all charges in the case. Quinn was released, while Lyles remains in jail in Pender County on unrelated charges.

Anson Foxx said he doesn't understand why those who hurt his wife before she was killed won't be punished for their actions.

"I just want to see justice be served for her for those crimes that was committed, even though she's not here to testify," he said. "She still made statements to them [investigators], and they got pictures and all the evidence that they need to pursue this case, and they ain't doing nothing."

District Attorney Billy West said that, without Jennifer Foxx's testimony, he doesn't have enough evidence to take the assault and kidnapping case to trial unless someone comes forward with additional evidence. West said it's unfortunate that Quinn and Lyles may have benefited from her death, but such dismissals are routine in cases where the victim is deceased.


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