N.Y. Man Proclaims Innocence In Fayetteville Double Murder
Posted May 19, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A New York man accused of murdering a Fort Bragg soldier and a teenage girl will have to wait until Monday for his first court appearance.
In February, officers found Jenna Bologna and Fort Bragg soldier George Katsigiannis shot to death in a Fayetteville home.
A third roommate, James Stitt, was missing. Investigators said Stitt killed the pair then took off to New York. They said all three had ties to that area and were childhood friends.
Stitt is now back in Cumberland County, where he faces two charges of first-degree murder. He was supposed to be in court Thursday, but it was continued until next week due to issues involving his public defender.
"All I'm doing is waiting," he said.
"It's kind of one of those situations you look and say why? He came from New York to stay with the soldier and his girlfriend, and then something like this takes place," said Cumberland Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler.
Investigators say they have evidence linking Stitt to the crime scene, but he said he was not there.
Stitt is in the Cumberland County Jail being held without bond.