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Police: Wife dead, husband critically wounded

Posted August 27, 2008

— A Rocky Mount woman was killed late Tuesday in what police describe as a domestic homicide.

Officers found June Joyner Brown dead in her home, at 108 Falcon Road, police said. Her husband, Joe Clyde Brown Sr., is a suspect in her death, but no charges had been filed as of Wednesday morning, police said.

Joe Brown had several cuts and was taken to Nash General Hospital for treatment. He was later transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital, in Greenville, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

June Brown's body has been sent to a medical examiner for a Thursday autopsy to determine the cause of her death.

The case remains under investigation.


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  • Liam Aug 27, 2008

    It is not ALWAYS the "male population". Come on! Notice the latest headline on WRAL.com..."Signs Of Decomposing Body Found In Car Belonging To Caylee's Mom"....enough said period. Gimme a break lady.

  • mom2threecld Aug 27, 2008

    again, what is wrong with the male population??

  • teacher-mom Aug 27, 2008

    This is a shame. I hope there are no children.

  • baileysmom3 Aug 27, 2008

    Domestic Violence strikes again- very sad. Women need to report domestic violence when it occurs, and seek help. We need to teach our children that domestic violence is wrong, how to avoid it, how to deal with anger, and how to end the violence.

  • SuperNupe Aug 27, 2008

    Sounds like a very bad fight between husband and wife...

  • VivaceConBrio Aug 27, 2008

    Found him. Registered Sex Offender http://ncfindoffender.com/details.aspx?SRN=016118S8

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Aug 27, 2008

    Considering he is critically injured, it is possible she tried to kill him and he defended himself.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 27, 2008

    If this goes like the typical Domestic Dispute around here, the husband did it, but won't be charged due to lack of evidence.

  • I know all Aug 27, 2008

    maybe she attacked him first and he defended himself, it doesn't say

  • Roach Aug 27, 2008

    How very sad.

    No one wins.

    I hope no children were involved.