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Two indicted in Domino's manager's beating death

Posted January 25, 2011
Updated January 26, 2011

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— A Wake County grand jury on Tuesday indicted two men in the death of an assistant manager at Domino's Pizza in Knightdale.

Travis Melton Sherman, 21, and Nicho D'Angelo Bowers, 21, both of 1916 Indianwood Court in Raleigh, are charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of Kenneth Edward Ring.

Bowers was also indicted on one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

Ring, 24, was attacked during a Jan. 9, 2010, robbery at the Domino's Pizza store on Widewaters Parkway in Knightdale, where he worked. He died two days later.

No trial date has been set.

Police also charged a Wilmington man, Christopher Thomas, with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, but prosecutors dropped the charges Friday after further investigation showed there wasn’t evidence to show he was there at the time of the attack.

According to court records, Thomas, 34, still faces a felony charge of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

“It is a good step in the right direction,” Ring’s father, Dan Ring, said in a statement Wednesday. “We do have a long way to go before this will be over.”


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  • smokeyqtr Jan 27, 2011

    I'm all in favor of arming the employees

  • mrcrosbys Jan 26, 2011

    anitov, I am more concerned in prosecuting the correct person than just whoever was charged. My comment had nothing to do with the defendant's rights, just what is right for everyone, even you. Unless you don't mind the wrong person being convicted and the real murderer still being free

  • shortcake53 Jan 26, 2011

    I'm with you anitov.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 26, 2011

    "However, there are too many incidents of innocent people being convicted of crimes they did not commit. I for one do not want to convict these people before the courts do. That is how unjust convictions start. Lets let them get convicted, then we will hand out punishment and hatred towards them. Until convicted, they are presumed innocent(and sometimes after if the SBI was involved in the case)." mrcrosbys

    I'm glad your all broke up and concerned about those murderer's rights. I'm not.

  • ottomatic Jan 26, 2011

    Perhaps it is time that the public demand businesses are legally required to provide security and surveillance at jobs where employees are at risk to crimes of this nature and the failure to provide a safe work environment should also be penalized. When guilt can be proven without a doubt in crimes such as this I would be in favor of the penalty of death without delay or possibility of repeal.

  • threewakecountyboys Jan 26, 2011

    Blessings for some peace to Mr. Ring and family. Hope this comes to a most unpleasant conclusion (to say the very least) for the perpetrators. Glad they're off the streets.

  • kikinc Jan 26, 2011

    I'll reserve judgment, but if they are found guilty, I say good riddance. How can you possibly have any regard for yourself when you saw utter disregard for another human being?

  • gnewsome1 Jan 26, 2011

    If they are found guilty of this heinous crime, they should receive the same punishment they inflicted. Do the crime, do the time.

  • besmart Jan 26, 2011

    My best to you Dan. Tuff situation and I hope you and your family can find peace. God Bless.

  • illegals--GO HOME Jan 26, 2011

    Great work by the PD and now to get them into court for trial!!