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Police: Family in quadruple slaying likely beaten with hammer

Posted August 19
Updated August 24

Dibon Jab Toone

— Police say a North Carolina man accused of killing his two young daughters, their sister and their mother likely beat the victims to death with a hammer.

Dibon Toone, 39, was in a Richmond, Va., courtroom Thursday for an extradition hearing on a murder charge in 32-year-old Garlette Howard's death.

Toone returned to Greenville Friday afternoon and was expected to make an initial court appearance there on Monday, when Greenville police charged him with additional counts of murder in the deaths of 11-year-old Bryana Carr, 7-year- old Ayona Toone and 6-year-old Mayona Toone.

The victims were found dead Tuesday night inside their Greenville home. Toone was arrested hours later in Richmond driving Howard's SUV.

Police say autopsies show the four victims died from "traumatic head injury by assault," and they said they believe Toone used a hammer.

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  • Maureen Mercer Aug 23, 10:38 a.m.
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    May he have a short, painful life and donate his organs.

  • Janet Ghumri Aug 19, 11:48 a.m.
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    What a miserable excuse for a human. The amount of rage it would take to beat 4 people to death is frightening. Put him under the jail with the Stephen's school rapist, and let them work on each other. Prayers for the families. RIP little ones

  • David Lewis Aug 19, 11:25 a.m.
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    I hope the spirits of those children haunt this miserable rodent the rest of his life.