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Parkton woman accused of shooting partner's boyfriend

Posted November 25, 2013

Tiffany Bethea

— Cumberland County sheriff's detectives arrested a Parkton woman Sunday night and charged her with attempted murder in connection with a shooting on Friday.

Detectives say Tiffany Prince Bethea, 34, broke into the home of her "intimate partner," Taneshia Robinson, 38, and shot Robinson's 17-year-old boyfriend, Da'Jore Williams.

The shooting happened at about 6:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Earp Court.

Robinson told detectives that she awoke to find Bethea standing over her bed, pointing a handgun at Williams. Bethea then walked over to Williams' side of the bed, began screaming profanities, pointed the gun at his head and fired a single gunshot, according to the sheriff's office.

Bethea ran away but turned herself in on Sunday night.

Williams was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he underwent brain surgery and was in critical condition Monday.

Bethea, of 134 Sheila Lane, is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and first degree burglary. She is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 2:30 p.m. Monday.


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  • lwe1967 Nov 25, 2013

    They will term it a crime of passion. There is a saying, "H____ hath no fury like a w____ scorned. In any case, it is wrong.

  • dirtydozen431 Nov 25, 2013

    Why is this not labeled a hate crime.

  • kbird Nov 25, 2013

    17?????? What????

  • mep Nov 25, 2013

    Could have been on Jerry Springer... if it were not for the poor young man being shot.

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  • 75Tarheel Nov 25, 2013

    The age of consent is 16 but the person still has to be less than 3 years older them. She DID commit statutory rape or at least indecent liberties if he was in bed with her.

    Unfortunately you're wrong. I would like you to be right though. Read NCGS 14-27.2 and you'll understand why there's no offense. Sorry.

  • scubagirl2 Nov 25, 2013

    17=adult.... NC age of consent is 16

    " If it were a man with a 17yr old girl in his bed and now fighting for life, everyone would be outraged."

    for more information: http://www.ageofconsent.us/state-laws/north-carolina-age-of-consent-laws/

    ummmmm, NO because 17 = adult....

  • fcruzcontrol1 Nov 25, 2013

    Thank you jhall4607.. Paul M..(my opinion), she did something extremely wrong. something is wrong with any adult who can't connect with another adult, or just choses to be with a child.. If he wasn't with her, would he be fighting for his life? As the adult she knew better.

  • kikinc Nov 25, 2013

    jhall-The 3 year age gap is only for 13, 14, and 15 year olds.

  • cynda-ur-way Nov 25, 2013

    jhall4607, actually nope. The legal age laws in this state are often cited incorrectly. 16 is the legal age of consent unless the older person is in a position of authority such as teacher,coach,pastor etc....