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Man arrested in 2009 Southern Pines slaying

Posted March 6, 2012

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— Southern Pines police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a suspect in a 2009 shooting death.

Antonio Lamont McKeithan, 37, faces a first-degree murder charge in the July 30, 2009, killing of Daniek Davon Burns, 20. Both men were from the Moore County town.

Police said Burns was shot in the chest near 330 S. Stephens St.

McKeithan has been denied bond and placed in the Moore County jail. His first court appearance is set for March 21.

He has convictions for assault, carrying a concealed weapon and drug use dating to 1993, state Department of Correction records show.


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  • ttc248 Mar 6, 2012

    ttay71, maybe now you and your dad can have a little relief. He is such a gentle soul and losing his grandson has really taken a toll on him.

  • muggs Mar 6, 2012

    We're glad for you ttay71,it will not make it any easier but at least he hopefully will pay for his crime.

  • ttay71 Mar 6, 2012

    It was my Son that he murdered so im just glad he is caught

  • ttc248 Mar 6, 2012

    This isn't news. Not sure why it took so long to arrest him. Not like no one knew. Perhaps it just wasn't high on their priority list.

  • muggs Mar 6, 2012

    Rebelyell, The local news media The Pilot has a short story on him but just say he was arrested not much else.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 6, 2012

    Did he turn himself in?