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More Charges Filed Against Suspects Accused Of Killing Former Raleigh Teacher

Posted July 21, 2005

— The Raleigh Police Department filed additional charges Thursday against three men who had been charged previously with the murder of a former Raleigh school teacher.

Investigators said Shirley Newkirk died after being shot outside her home on Dacian Road on April 28.

The new charges involve robberies that occurred prior to the Newkirk homicide, Raleigh police said.

Ezavia Allen, 18; Marvin Johnson, 18; and Cameron Morris, 17, were each charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with crimes committed between April 9 and April 22.

In addition, authorities said Johnson and Morris were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection with an April 10 robbery in which the robbery victim was shot.

On April 28, Allen, Johnson and Morris were each charged with Newkirk's murder. At that point they were also each charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a crime committed on Lane Street approximately 45 minutes before Newkirk was killed, according to the police department.

On May 3, each of the three suspects was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. That charge was related to a crime that occurred on Dacian Road that occurred minutes before Newkirk homicide.

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