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Vance Man to Face Charges in Wounding of Mother, Man's Slaying

Posted February 27, 2007

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— A Vance County man is to be arraigned Wednesday on charges that he wounded his mother and fatally shot a man.

Rodney McDonald Williams was arrested Tuesday morning, about six hours after authorities were called to a residence at 3904 Southerland Mill Road near the Vance-Warren county line.

He had barricaded himself inside the home with a loaded gun, officials said. They found him hiding under a pickup truck behind it.

When a SWAT team entered the home shortly before 7 a.m., they found Leo Ziegler dead inside.

 Authorities said Williams' mother, Shirley Venable, was taken to a hospital, but she is alive.

Investigators said they did not know Williams' motive Tuesday. The charges he will face had not been specified.
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  • AMANDA ZIEGLER Feb 28, 2007

    HI, MY NAME IS AMANDA ZIEGLER THE DAUGHTER OF LEO ZIEGLER THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED IN THAT HOUSE.AND I FEEL WEATHER YOU ARE SICK IN THE HEAD OR NOT THAT DOESNT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO TAKE SOMEONES LIFE AND THEREFORE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE SOMEONES LIFE YOU SCHOULD BE BARED ANY EXCUSES.I REALLY DONT CARE IF THEY HAD JOBS WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING.AND I DONT CARE IF HE WAS BEATING AS A CHILD HES 28 YEARS OLD HE HAS TO GET OVER THAT.ALL I DO CARE ABOUT IS THAT THIS MAN GETS WHAT HE DESERVS.AINCERLEY A.ZIEGLER

  • eldogg7 Feb 27, 2007

    annie,woold it have mattered if either one of them had been unemployed? if so ,would it had made them any less human?

  • woody Feb 27, 2007

    he was unemployed
    he had a small yard sale
    and a nice drug job
    lol

  • woody Feb 27, 2007

    why not shoot him
    he killed his own mom
    why would any of us be any different

  • Lizard Paw Feb 27, 2007

    I'm moving up North where it is safer - LOL

  • sick and tired Feb 27, 2007

    I wonder when he'll bring up the "abuse excuse" like so many others.................

  • Insightful_1 Feb 27, 2007

    Very sad situation...My prayers go out to the family...

  • SpeakMyMind Feb 27, 2007

    Dear RevRB::: So what if he has a mental illness?? I'm tired of this excusing the vermin of this world. Just so they can kill, hurt, mame innocent people.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Feb 27, 2007

    SpeakMyMind - I see. But what if he has a mental illness. Shoot him anyway? They tried that in Germany, and tens of millions died. God, what a terrible world this would be if we did that. Praying for ya.
    God bless.
    Rev. RB

  • spiritwarriorwoman Feb 27, 2007

    who_cares - So if you don't care, why'd you bother with your message? Cause that's all it said. LOL Praying for ya anyway. God bless. Rev. RB

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