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Raeford man charged with killing mother, second woman

Posted April 4, 2013

— A Raeford man was charged late Wednesday with killing his mother and another woman in February during a domestic dispute.

Joseph Kelly Matteson, 31, of 2675 Calloway Road, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and breaking and entering. He was being held without bond in the Robeson County jail.

Matteson's mother, Donna Matteson, 55, was found dead outside a home at 12156 N.C. Highway 211 West in Red Springs on Feb. 13, and Kathy Bullard, 59,was found dead inside, authorities said.

Authorities said that Kendra Matteson had called 911 to report that Joseph Matteson, her estranged husband, was outside the house with a handgun threatening to kill her.

Kendra Matteson had been staying with Bullard and used to date her son, Mark Anthony Bullard, authorities said.

When deputies arrived, Mark Bullard, 28, was found with a gunshot wound to the hand, and Joseph Matteson was lying on the roadside with severe head injuries. Authorities said a neighbor beat Joseph Mattson to end the shooting spree.

Kendra Matteson suffered minor injuries in the incident, but neither of her children, ages 9 and 1, was hurt.

Joseph Matteson had been hospitalized but was charged upon his release.


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  • rescuefan Apr 4, 2013

    "That pic is after the beating? Wow, he healed up pretty quickly.
    Obamacare rises"

    It been almost two months since the whole incident.

  • Obamacare rises Apr 4, 2013

    That pic is after the beating? Wow, he healed up pretty quickly.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Apr 4, 2013

    dwntwnboy - "The men are determined that 'no other man is going to have my woman, even if I have to kill her'"

    Sometimes it's even dumber than that. Sometimes it's a control issue and is just because they didn't get what they wanted, or their own way in something - like a small child in a sandbox throwing sand in an immature tantrum.

    Some just never grow up.

  • ncmedic201 Apr 4, 2013

    That's a trach collar around his neck. It's a surgical airway.

  • nic Apr 4, 2013

    The thing around his neck is a trach which helps him breath. The neighbor must have beat him pretty bad!

  • dwntwnboy2 Apr 4, 2013

    When will men learn that no woman is worth it? Same with some of these crazy women- no man is worth what some of you put yourselves through. The men are determined that "no other man is going to have my woman, even if I have to kill her"- what insanity!! Accept the fact she's over you and doesn't want you any longer and move on to someone who does. You can't force someone through violence or other acts to love you.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Apr 4, 2013

    Pretty brave neighbor to physically beat the guy with the gun!

  • sunshine1040 Apr 4, 2013

    He was released from the hospital because he was treated for his injuries and then immediately charged and taken to the jail is what the story says

  • Obamacare rises Apr 4, 2013

    What is that around his neck?

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 4, 2013

    I wonder if he'll get off on insantity plea?