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Teen Held Without Bond in Northern High Student's Death

Posted April 1, 2008

— A teen arrested late Sunday in the shooting death of a Northern High School student was ordered held without bond Tuesday.

Cory Jiggets, 19, of Fidelity Drive, was charged with murder in the death of Skye Moniqua Lee, of 3628 Keystone Place, Apt. 8-B. He was being held Tuesday without bond in the Durham County Jail. His hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m.

Officers responded to calls about a shooting at the Oxford Manor Apartments, located off Old Oxford Road, at about 10:45 p.m.

Lee was pronounced dead inside her apartment. Her 10-month-old boy was inside the apartment unharmed, police said.

About an hour later, officers arrested Jiggets as he tried to run out the back door of a house on Young Street, police said.

Investigators said they believe that the motive for the slaying was domestic. Jiggets was the father of Lee's baby, and he had been ordered to stay away from the teen following a December assault, police said.


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  • attn2dtl Apr 1, 2008

    he took a life his needs to be taken. End of story

  • canwetalkhere Apr 1, 2008

    Personally I think this is a very sad and tragic thing for this young ladies family. I have tlaked with a couple of people who knew and from my understanding, is that she had made some mistakes, but had gotten things back on track. She had gone through the channels to keep herself and her child safe.
    I am sure as things come out, we will here that this man has had it tough and had been hanging out with the wrong crowd. Well my thoughts are, this guy is the wrong crowd. Parents need to open there eyes and find out what there kids are doing, who they are running around with, and start teaching values. This guy had a lengthy record, who knows if he has done anything as a juvenile, those records are off-limits. Hopefully this guy serves the time this time.
    Sad thing is, another child grows up with a good set of parents.

  • casp3r Apr 1, 2008

    "smoke, sometimes i wonder what you be smoking. if the shoe fits, wear it."

    Sorry for showing everyone your hypocrisy.

  • wakemom Apr 1, 2008

    sometimes i wonder what you be smoking. if the shoe fits, wear it.

  • bronzegoddess40 Apr 1, 2008

    GetRight, I appreciated what you wrote and I see that you are able to see things differently than a lot of posters on here. And you are right about stereotypes, but some people buy into those stereotypes about everyone instead of looking on an individual basis. No one likes to be clumped together into one big group because they may happen to share the same skin color.

  • casp3r Apr 1, 2008

    "my problem is when things like this happen and it is a minority, ppl just assume oh she poor and this and that. not even showing sympathy that a life was lost."

    Is that anything like someone asking why a white woman’s death is such a big deal? There are plenty of post that has said this story is sad, why would you want to generalize all of us into a post or two you seem to not like.

  • wakemom Apr 1, 2008


    my problem is when things like this happen and it is a minority, ppl just assume oh she poor and this and that. not even showing sympathy that a life was lost.

  • casp3r Apr 1, 2008

    "He beat her up in Dec '07 he was due in court in May it is in todays N&O..."

    Thanks, Such a sad story.

  • GetRight Apr 1, 2008

    As far as stereotypes are concerned, they are a function of human nature and will remain with us as long as we live. What needs to change is the place we give those stereotypes and how we allow them to influence our opinions of others.

  • GetRight Apr 1, 2008

    Bronzegoddess and wakemom: You're right that most of us don't personally know the people we blog about here in GoLo.

    As far as race is concerned there is only 1 race on earth that counts... The Human Race.

    Black, white, red, yellow, brown makes no difference and has no significant direct impact on a person and how they will act.

    Culture on the other hand affects everything because it mostly determines how we view the world around us. I may be a white man but I was married by a black preacher. For the last 5 years I have been on staff at an otherwise all black church and the 2 jobs I've had during the past 5 years have been at companies owned and run by black men and all but a couple of the employees are black. Before that I lived overseas as a white minority in a black society. I have a "clue" what it is to be a minority.