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Jury Finds Raleigh Man Guilty in Fatal Stabbing

Posted June 28, 2007
Updated July 6, 2007

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— A jury found a Raleigh man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the stabbing death of a 22-year-old woman.

Jurors took 27 minutes to return their verdict against Byron Waring. Waring is one of two men charged with the Nov. 8, 2005 slaying of Lauren Redman.

Police said Redman was raped and stabbed more than 20 times inside her Raleigh apartment.

Prosecutors said Waring and Joseph Sanderlin went to Redman's apartment to collect on a debt owned to her former roommate, George Sasser.

Sanderlin is charged with murder in the case, while Sasser is charged as an accessory after the fact.

On Wednesday, jurors listened to a taped confession from Waring.

The sentencing phase will start Friday, when Waring could face the death penalty.


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  • wolfmandan Jun 29, 2007

    The Devil has a very special place in Hadyes for him. I hope he gets an Express Train there!

  • hkypky Jun 29, 2007

    The biggest crime here is, that after raping and stabbing someone 20 times, the death penalty is still an "option."

    Hope WRAL is front in center with their coverage when this piece of trash gets his slap on the wrist like they all do.

    Only positive here is that based on the families reaction in court earlier this week, if he does see the light of day again, they'll be waiting for him.

  • ljcs357 Jun 29, 2007

    Why aren't they all getting the Death Penalty? All 3 need to go.

  • IceCreamMan Jun 29, 2007

    Hopefully this thug will burn. After he gets another dose of justice behind prison walls.

  • Jokers Wild Jun 29, 2007

    I guess someone did not like the truth being told , as my post got pulled. I feel for this young womans family.
    *Go to work today, A thug depends on your check*

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  • OnDaRoof Jun 29, 2007

    Hang 'em....

  • skinnycow Jun 29, 2007

    @Jokers Wild

    That was poetry to my ears. I totally agree.

  • Professor Studley Jun 29, 2007

    "You can dress a thug up in a suit, but he's still a lowlife thug who took the like of an innocent woman. I am so sick of people like him infecting our cities." --Scarecrow Cow

    Agreed, I am tired of people making excuses for them as well, there is NO excuse for this type of behavior. Why is the needle not in his arm yet? Sadly it will probably be another five years or so, on our tab, before an execution would be carried out, or worse, he (they) will only get life and live their lives out with 3 hots and a cot, a carefree life that many criminals don't mind living. Hey, afterall it is virtually free for them.

  • Professor Studley Jun 29, 2007

    "It is not fair to give the two who did the stabbing death without giving it to the Conspiracy to commit murder dude who sent them over there." --Ladyblue

    I totally agree, I personally, would be outraged if the former roomate was not charged with conspiracy to commit murder... It looks alot like a murder for hire to me.