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Raeford man charged in Hoke stabbing death

Posted April 21, 2011

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— Investigators arrested a Raeford man Thursday in the stabbing death of a 59-year-old man in his Hoke County home in March, Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin said.

Michael Jermaine Hobson, 32, of 522 E. Fifth St., was charged with first-degree murder in the March 4 death of Roy Lee Murchison Jr. Hobson was placed in the Hoke County jail without bond.

Authorities said that Murchinson’s brother found his body in his home in Pilgrim Park Mobile Home Park, off Hobson Road, between Fayetteville and Raeford. The brother couldn't get the door open and had to force his way in.

Murchinson had been stabbed multiple times, and there were signs of struggle in the home, where he lived alone, Peterkin said.

Authorities haven't disclosed a motive in the case. The sheriff said the investigation was ongoing.

Murchinson left behind three daughters and a grandson.

Since 1996, Hobson has spent nearly seven years in prison and has gotten 18 convictions, including assault inflicting serious injury, common-law robbery, breaking and entering and dealing controlled substances, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • bigbass175 Apr 21, 2011

    Why was this guy out of prison? He should have been put to death long ago. If the justice system had done what should have been done then this would have never happened. Three strikes and your out. One 22 bullet for 5 cents is all it takes.

  • fatchanceimwrong Apr 21, 2011

    Whoever signed off to let this multiple offender out of jail should be held accountible. It irritates me that judges are soft on crime and the jails let them out early. They let them back out in society where they will prey on other victims. There is no accountibility in our judicial/prison systems.

  • Winston Apr 21, 2011

    2thebeach....you'll never get it....so stop trying.

  • 2thebeach Apr 21, 2011

    I still don't get why folks have such negative things to say about WRAL yet continue to read the articles. Where's the logic?

  • boneymaroney13 Apr 21, 2011

    This article could have been better served by just stating, "Suspect Apprehended".

  • Winston Apr 21, 2011

    "Good point, but this isn't golf." Iwork

    I called WRAL...they said this was golf...so...na na na.

  • Iworkforaliving Apr 21, 2011

    Good point, but this isn't golf.

  • tobywilliamson58 Apr 21, 2011

    As usual, no new facts! Par the course!