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Police: Man shot ex-wife's new husband

Posted June 25, 2009

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— Police arrested a Durham man Thursday in the death of his ex-wife's husband.

Randy Tyson Bledsoe, 51, of 2402 Redwood Road, was charged with murder and was being held without bond in the Durham County Jail.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting at 606 W. Markham Ave. shortly after 5 a.m. found Edward William Riddle, 44, dead in the basement of the residence, police said.

Investigators said Bledsoe kicked in a door at the residence and fatally shot Riddle, who was married to Bledsoe's ex-wife.

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  • girlwonders Jun 25, 2009

    Hey people, a man died here today, can't we delay the arguing about what town has more murder until his children at least absorb that their father is dead. This guy was a friend long ago, and he has 3 children. He wasn't a superhero or anything, but his kids loved him. Let them grieve first. Please.

  • SouthernLady05 Jun 25, 2009

    "tarheelbabe, are you saying that there are murders in Raleigh that aren't reported. I see far more murder stories in Durham than Raleigh. I think unicorporated Wake County may have more than Raleigh, but that is a guess, based on the stories that I read.-wa4mjf"

    Please don't base your opinions on what you read in the news. There are far more murders in Raleigh than are reported. If all the violent crime that happens in Raleigh is reported in the media, then Raleigh would have the same rep as Durham. And that's bad for business.

  • SouthernLady05 Jun 25, 2009

    "Raleigh has just as many if not more violent crime than Durham. I don't know who Durham officials have ticked off in the media but Raleigh is very violent crimes that are not broadcasted for whatever reason. So don't for a second think Raleigh is immune its crime just not reported as intensly as Durham. Some of you all are being fooled.-tarheelbabe"

    You are entirely correct. Raleigh has much more crime than Durham. I can't tell you how many murders I've heard about that have never graced any of the local media outlets.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 25, 2009

    Durham has a higher per capita murder rate. Period.

    Just going by the picture, I can't for the life of me understand why this guy's wife divorced him.

  • Surething Jun 25, 2009

    I have to say, I live in a total dump of an apartment complex in Raleigh off Glenwood, yet I haven't heard of a single shooting or murder or anything like what gets reported in Durham on the daily. But surely this is just selective reporting.

  • tarheelbabe Jun 25, 2009

    wa4mjf...I am only speaking for the city of Raleigh not Wake County as a whole. just this month alone there have been some shootings in Raleigh that did not recieve ANY media coverage, but had this happened in Durham it would have made news for a week. Like I said someone in Durham has ticked the media off and any thing that happens is reported.

  • RonnieR Jun 25, 2009

    My last post was surmise based on how many more times I see Sheriff Harrison being interviewed at murder scenes than Chief Dolan. It maybe that the Chief is not as much a hands on type guy as the Sheriff.

  • RonnieR Jun 25, 2009

    tarheelbabe, are you saying that there are murders in Raleigh that aren't reported. I see far more murder stories in Durham than Raleigh. I think unicorporated Wake County may have more than Raleigh, but that is a guess, based on the stories that I read.

  • iron fist Jun 25, 2009

    Durham just gets more press when a crime is committe. I have lived in Durham for 30 + years never been shot robbed stabbed etc.

  • 68_polara Jun 25, 2009

    Raleigh has as much overall crime as Durham however Durham's crime rate is much much higher because Durham is a lot smaller. Crime rate is the amount of crime per capita. As long as we keep electing liberal officials like Mayor Bill Bell who under fund the police department to fund social experiments Durham will not change.

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