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Fayetteville Man Faces Murder Charges In Drunken Driving Accident

Posted June 21, 2006

— A man is now charged with murder in a deadly car accident.

Police say Gregory Barnes was driving drunk last month when he rear-ended a pickup truck in Fayetteville. Barnes spoke with WRAL the day of the accident.

He told WRAL he made a terrible mistake and a bad decision. Police say four people were in the pickup that was struck by Barnes. One of them, a mother of six, died in the accident.

Police initially cited Barnes for DWI. This week, they added several charges, including second-degree murder.

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