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Boyfriend charged in double fatal Fayetteville shooting

Posted November 24, 2011
Updated November 26, 2011

— Police said two women found shot to death at a Fayetteville apartment Wednesday night were the victims of domestic violence.

Benita Diane McMillan, 26, and her cousin, Tierra Nicole Underwood, 29, were found lying outside the back door at 209 Melvin Court at about 9 p.m., Fayetteville Police Sgt. Gary Womble said.

They arrested McMillan's boyfriend, Jermaine Lamar Johnson, 24, and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder.

Three children – ages 8, 4 and 2 – whom neighbors say belonged to Underwood were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting. They were not injured.

McMillan had a baby with Johnson, neighbors also said. After the shooting, they said, he left with his baby and went to another apartment, where he asked neighbors to call 911.

"He didn't say anything," neighbor Laurie Chance said. "The only thing he said (was that) he killed them. He said, 'I shot both of them.'"

"It's really sad," she added. "It's a heartbreaking thing."


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  • fayncmike Nov 28, 2011

    "If guilty the death penalty should be carried out within a year!

    Let's make all the death penalty fanatics happy. We could execute everyone serving time for anything at all. After all they're all worthless and not saveable anyway. Most of them most likely voted for President Obama as well.

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 28, 2011

    "If guilty the death penalty should be carried out within a year!"--RM24

    Agree 100%!!

  • shemontay Nov 25, 2011

    wow how horrible! clearly he was out to prove a ridiculous point. not to mention the kids were there when it happen! just horrible!

  • mfarmer1 Nov 24, 2011

    It looks like a Ram tattoo on his face, does that symbol mean anything?

  • ElvisPresleyJr Nov 24, 2011

    Two words.....death penalty. Yeah yeah, i know what you're thinking... those democratic liberals would never approve of something like applying the death penalty.

  • RM24 Nov 24, 2011

    If guilty the death penalty should be carried out within a year!

  • markemails2 Nov 24, 2011

    Yet again, another person that will find out it wasn't worth it.

  • debbiebowen50 Nov 24, 2011


  • sunshine1040 Nov 24, 2011

    comon folks if you do not like somebody just stay away from them no need to kill or shoot at them that sure is not going to make them like you or want to be be near you

  • tierneemalinadeveaux Nov 24, 2011

    He needs to get the death penalty. And soon...