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Suspect Arrested In 3-Year-Old Rich Square Murder Case

Posted April 25, 2003

— A suspect has been arrested in the murder of Rich Square's police chief nearly three years ago.

"It's been a living hell," Joyce White said of the search for her husband's killer. "If there's a hell, then that's what I've almost lived in for the past three years."

"It eats at you every day, every moment, every hour, every second," said daughter Cynthia White-Moore. "You wake up with it, you go to bed with it. No matter what you're doing, for an hour or two it might go away, and then it comes right back."

White and his wife were married for 41 years. After his murder, she kept a display of his favorite things in the house -- his police whistle, his hat and one of his Bibles.

The White family said it would support the death penalty in this case if the district attorney makes that decision.

Hebert will be extradited to North Carolina.

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