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Mother, son, girlfriend charged in Dunn man's death

Posted May 28, 2008

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— Johnston County authorities arrested a mother and son and his girlfriend Wednesday in connection with a Dunn man's death.

Nancy Hernandz, 48; Luis Angel Reyes Hernandez, 27; and Amanda Jean Russell, 26, all of 6928 Godwin Lake Road in Dunn, were arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree murder in the death of Bobby Glenn McLamb, 72. All are being held without bond in the Johnston County Jail.

A landlord found McLamb at about 8:30 a.m. at his residence at 4316 N.C. Highway 242 after he failed to show up to work, sheriff's officials said. Robbery appeared to be the motive, they said.

A sheriff's spokeswoman said McLamb had multiple blunt-force trauma injuries to his torso, but they have not disclosed a cause of death. His body will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Deputies found two of the suspects about three miles away in woods behind a migrant labor camp. The third suspect was arrested late Wednesday afternoon in the same area. Investigators combed those woods, as well as McLamb's home, the labor camp and the suspects' vehicle for evidence.

Meanwhile Wednesday, neighbors and close friends tried to come to terms with their loss.

They described McLamb, who worked at a nearby hardware store, as a good man who loved to tend his garden and waved at everyone. Some said they had seen him several hours prior to his death.

"I'm so tore up, I don't know what to do," said James Holder, who said McLamb was like a brother. "He used to come to the house and eat supper every night with me and my wife," Holder added.

"I always told him, 'Bobby, if you need me, call me. I'll be right there, 'cause I live so close,'" he added.

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  • NCcountryGirl May 29, 2008

    I just don't understand what the world is coming to... I'll keep this man and his family in my prayers. Its a heartbreaking story. People do anything these days, it seems...

  • TStills May 29, 2008

    I feel really bad for the man and his family. Sounds like a solid citizen. The women both had promising careers as Victoria's Secret models, can't believe they would throw that away over something so violent and senseless.

  • Alicat May 29, 2008

    How heinous! This poor man and his family. I hope they can find some comfort in each other and hopefully these lower than animal thugs get exactly what they deserve. The very least of which is to never see the light of day again. Their "rights" will keep them in the court system for years to come before anything is decided so hopefully it won't be comfortable. No one anywhere is safe at all anymore. This is such a sad sad story.

  • doodad May 29, 2008

    I'll try posting this again.

    Yesterday, the mother was not cuffed and was concealing a knife and tried to assault the sheriff who had her in custody. He had to call for backup.

  • kimisufu May 29, 2008

    I'm sitting here with chill bumps for several reasons after reading this story. One reason being that I cannot get over the resemblance of the Jenna Neilsen suspect. I hope someone in law enforcement is reading these comments and takes notice.

  • garnertoy May 29, 2008

    put them on a chain gang from morning to night

  • doglover11 May 29, 2008

    This just sickens me. That sweet little man killed at the hands of "people" like these three. They look like a fine bunch. Work like a dog your entire life to have a little something then animals like them kill you.

    I hope they all get the death penalty.

    Prayers to his family and friends.

  • Dayum Sessy May 29, 2008

    sick.

  • renesbmw May 29, 2008

    this is a sad story-seems like this was just another good person minding his own business and mean devilish people take him out..........prayers for his family and friends, hope justice is served and swiftly. and to think this is a "family affair" mom, son and girlfriend doing this to an innocent man....i hope they get fried(oh i forgot, they don't let us do that here in n.c. anymore)

    as for the bash on annamarie for her info-can't we give the constant nit picking at folks a break? seems like its getting to be the place around gololand that folks are more interested in correcting others and finding fault than they are in the story being discussed. thanks annamarie for your info; i am a daily record reader as well.

  • Wheelerx5__Ready for Football May 28, 2008

    I agree with the comparison too. Also, both crimes involved knives as the murder weapon and were against people who would have a more difficult time defending themselves.

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