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Man reports fight with girlfriend; deputies find her dead

Posted July 24, 2008

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— Wayne County Sheriff’s officials charged a Goldsboro man with murder after deputies found his girlfriend dead Wednesday.

Herman Phillip Best came to the sheriff’s office around 3:15 p.m. to report that he and his girlfriend, Martha Cook Carter, of 114 Kevin Lane, had been in an argument.

Best told deputies that his girlfriend was injured and that he wanted deputies to check on her, authorities said.

Deputies went to the address and found Carter dead. Wayne County EMS came to the scene and confirmed the deputies' assessment.

Deputies later charged Best with one count of murder and put him in the Wayne County Jail.

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  • jon2four Jul 25, 2008

    Don't know if the rate is up or what, but do know that nearly everyone is under far more stress because of the economy, and because some made very bad decisions regarding finances.

    I think that should read fiancees.

  • familyfour Jul 24, 2008

    Except for him reporting it!

  • familyfour Jul 24, 2008

    This is not at all uncommon ...and multiple drug abuse is usually involved...and it is happening everywhere...all the time.

  • jules wants Beth back Jul 24, 2008

    I've lived in Goldsboro for 12 years and never had anything really awful happen to me, knock on wood. :) I think these things happen all over the place. I lived in a small town in eastern New Mexico and dealt with much scarier things there.

  • Justin T. Jul 24, 2008

    "Another man killing another woman. And, yes, they (men) run the world. No wonder it's such a mess and nothing ever gets solved."

    That is such a lame argument. Blame an entire gender for the crime. Retarded.

  • angora2 Jul 24, 2008

    "This fella looks eerily like Michael Peterson"

    My first thought exactly!

  • LaLa-Land Jul 24, 2008

    Another man killing another woman. And, yes, they (men) run the world. No wonder it's such a mess and nothing ever gets solved.

  • AuntySocial Jul 24, 2008

    "This fella looks eerily like Michael Peterson"

    Admiral, I was just about to say the exact same thing. Change his hairstyle and he could be Peterson's twin.

  • Coach K is GREAT Jul 24, 2008

    Well that was easy enough...

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Jul 24, 2008

    "Too bad for WRAL this one wasn't in Cary, or they were rich. Then it would go wall to wall and give WRAL another major story to cover."

    I hate to admit it but this is probably true. The story about the woman in Cary has been covered around the clock but other similar stories get a brief mention and are dropped.

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