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Suspect In Wake Woman's Homicide May Face Death Penalty

Posted October 20, 2006

— A suspect in the death of a Wake County woman could face the death penalty if convicted of murder.

Antonio Chance is charged in the abduction and murder of Progress Energy employee Cynthia Moreland. On Thursday, a judge ruled that Chance's case would be a capital case when he goes to trial.

Moreland was abducted from a downtown Raleigh parking garage in August. Her body was found behind an abandoned home in Harnett County a week later.

Chance was arrested shortly after Moreland's disappearance when he was identified in surveillance video using Moreland's debit card in a Raleigh store shortly after her disappearance.

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