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Durham Man Sought in Day-Long Beating

Posted February 27, 2007
Updated February 28, 2007

— Police Tuesday asked the public's help in locating a man they say beat a woman for a day last weekend, putting her in Duke Hospital in critical condition.

Charles Michael Parker, 35, is accused of second-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and felony habitual assault, police said.

They said Parker beat and kicked a 51-year-old woman over a 12-hour period on Feb. 23 inside an apartment at 2003 House Ave.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham police at 919-560-4910 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • jeneric43 Feb 28, 2007

    A nurse who condones torture, hmmmmm, just doesn't sound right to me.

  • jeneric43 Feb 28, 2007

    2muchpork, amen. Sin is sin. One doesn't justify the other folks. Yes, this was horrible and he deserves to be locked up, forever if possible. But, if we all were "beaten" when we "beat", we would all be dead.

  • Escapist Feb 28, 2007

    When they catch him, his lawyer will probably blame it all on his horrible childhood. "It wasn't really his fault. His momma didn't take care of him". I say let her relative have a turn at him!

  • 2MuchPork4Just1Fork Feb 28, 2007

    All of you who want to hunt this guy down and beat him for 12 hours are sick. Torture is torture whether it's being done as revenge or not, and torture is wrong. "Vengeance is mine," sayeth the Lord.

  • nursevb8 Feb 28, 2007

    Bikerchic, I am in total agreement, but do let the family beat and torture him first before he is hanged

  • pink lady Feb 28, 2007

    If there is any justice in this world, then this woman's relatives will find this lowlife before the police do, and will beat the he*l out of him! Scum like him do not need to be walking the streets, blatantly breaking the laws and terrorizing law-abiding citizens. Bring back the laws of the Wild West...if you're found guilty and sentenced to death, then you hang the next day, not 12 or 15 years from now....

  • timothymozingo Feb 28, 2007

    How could anyone be so mean? I hope the police catch this guy and he pays for what he did to this lady.

  • dogsrule12cheek Feb 28, 2007

    The world is out of control the goverment is so worried about
    raising gas prices etc.they are blind to what the drugs and gangs are doing to us!!!! Stop the madness make prison time more
    physcial what about the Old way Chain Gangs make them clean up the state roads send them to Iraq........

  • jeneric43 Feb 28, 2007

    bergsfromjoy, u might be surprise how you really would react when put in this terrible kind of situation. Old saying goes, don't say what you will never do......

  • Iwasasoldier4u Feb 28, 2007

    One more comment and that is all for me, I don't understand that if you are attacked by an animal that animal would be hunted down and destroyed and from what I see in the postings everybody is in agreement that human beings just don't do these things to each other, then why can't we just go hunt this animal down and destroy it. An animal can be trained not to bite but you will never be able to control a low life piece of crap like this ever. If he likes beating up older women I like to introduce him to Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Wesson, I think combined those to old girls could change his attitude.