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Second Man Charged in Orange County Slaying

Posted December 21, 2007

— A second man was charged Friday in a November home break-in that left an Orange County woman dead.

Reshaun Cates, 20, of 511 Park Ave. in Durham, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the death of Eva Marie Johnson Jacobs.

Cates had been in the Durham County Jail on unrelated charges.

District Judge Joe Buckner denied bond for Cates, who was given a court-appointed attorney. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 7.

Jacobs died Nov. 26 after she called 911 about a break-in in progress at her Compton Road home in Cedar Grove.

Doné Octavous Johnson, 20, appeared in court Thursday on similar charges. Prosecutors said Johnson stole a shotgun and $300 worth of marijuana from Jacobs' home.


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  • Sherlockholmes Dec 21, 2007

    Potheads don't kill people, Crackheads kill people.

    20 year old cold blooded killers.

    Where do they learn this stuff?

  • FairPlay Dec 21, 2007

    This story is over played. Drug dealers play and have to pay. Why is the fact that she dealt illegal drugs not harped upon. All deserve what they get. Killing is wrong but if she were a decent law abiding citizen chances would have gone down immensely.

  • Tired Of Excuses Dec 21, 2007

    She was involved in an illegal activity. She grew it distributed it and it sounds like to me that these guys didn't want to have to pay for it...but she certainly did. I don't feel bad for people who die or get prison time for doing something that's illegal.

  • avidreader Dec 21, 2007

    Sounds like they need to be put away permanently!

  • floyd_lawson Dec 21, 2007

    "Rashawn Cates, who is currently in the Durham County Jail on unrelated charges"

    Thugs just seem to enjoy the prison life. It must be something about showering with men everyday that attracts them!

  • catch22 Dec 21, 2007

    he got weed, he got weed

  • 2alegal Dec 21, 2007

    If you play (ie sell and deal) then be prepared to pay........

  • dont_preach Dec 21, 2007

    amen ncmickey!

  • oyid Dec 21, 2007

    She was a target ripe for the pickings too. Sounds like this was a stash house of sorts or a weed farm. hmm...

  • ncmickey Dec 21, 2007

    Killing someone for $300 worth of pot....senseless