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Courtroom Watchers Wonder What's Next in Golphin Trial

Posted April 6, 1998

— Their trial started with a surprise admission Monday. Tuesday, most in the Fayetteville courtroom are wondering, what else might be in store in the case of Kevin and Tilmon Golphin.

Tuesday, Tilmon Golphin admitted to firing at Trooper Ed Lowery and Cumberland County Deputy David Hathcock, but he stopped short of saying he killed the men.

Tuesday, the prosecution began to piece together the story how Lowery and Hathcock were gunned down last September. Victims' family members were visibly shaken by the testimony. Trooper Bobby Owens told the court that on September 23, he received his first call from Lowery, who had stopped a green Toyota Camry on Interstate-95. The Golphin brothers were inside. A woman testified that the brothers had stolen the car from her at gunpoint in South Carolina.

Further testimony


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