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Wilson Man Charged With Murder in Shooting

Posted March 15, 2007

— Wilson police charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder Thursday after a shooting that killed another man.

Police got a call Thursday morning that a man had been shot on Darden Lane in the city. They said they found William F. Barnes, 37, of Wilson with a gunshot wound in his stomach. He died after being airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, they said.

Anthony L. McNeil, 25, who police said lived in the 600 block where police found Barnes, turned himself in and was charged with first-degree murder, police said.

McNeil was held in the Wilson County Jail for arraignment Friday, police said.


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  • Harrison Bergeron Mar 16, 2007


    Unfortunately, posters here are sensitive to race because of the barrage of stories and images they see from this very website.

    People are upset that what they are seeing is corroborated by statistics kept by our own federal government, but nobody seems to have an answer why.

    The Bureau of Crime Statistics in the Department of Justice indicates:

    * Blacks are just 13 percent of the population but they commit more than half the muggings and murders in the country.

    * Hispanics commit violent crimes at about three times the white rate.

    * Every year there are about 15,000 black-on-white rapes but fewer than 900 white-on-black rapes. There are more than 3,000 gang rapes of whites by blacks—but white-on-black gang rapes are so rare they do not even show up in the statistics.

    People just want answers.

  • sweet4you Mar 16, 2007


  • Taurus Mar 16, 2007

    Am I missing something here? Why do people think that only blacks kill blacks? Whites kill whites, hispanics kill hispanics, and so on.

  • barbaraallen48 Mar 16, 2007

    It is bad enough for the one killed,but noone wins in a situation like this. Parents and loved ones also suffer on both sides.

  • cagerat42 Mar 16, 2007

    Its not just black people.Whites and Mexicans are just as bad.All the killing needs to stop.My Father-in-law was killed 16 years ago.He was robbed and shot in his yard for money.He would have give them the money.It wasnt necessary to kill him.My boys have missed out on a good man.Its time for people to wake up before another child has to go through life without a parent or grandparent.

  • 68_polara Mar 16, 2007


    If your trying to make fun of African Americans by impersonating someone with you rotten English you're absolutely horrible!

  • Brain-Dead Religious Freak Mar 16, 2007

    I will say a prayer for the Black people who kill each other! Please God open their eyes and show them that killing their brethren is not the answer! God Bless all!

  • investagator7 Mar 16, 2007

    i dont know what is going on with all the black brother ,iam black but what really going on ,have we black not gone though enough in our live, to take another man life,the struggle, the pain and this is what they do cause more pain and more troulble for the black community. my god when is it going to end , i want to say this for all race when is it going to end when the world come to a end?????

  • narck9 Mar 15, 2007

    Surprise, surprise!