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Raleigh man charged in murder of wife, daughter in custody

Posted April 13, 2016
Updated April 14, 2016

Elhadji Diop

— A Raleigh man accused in the deaths of his wife and 2-year-old daughter was formally charged and taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.

Elhadji Diop, 53, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Aminata Drame, 40, and Fatim Diop.

The two were found inside their home in the 5900 block of Farm Gate Road on April 5, after officers were dispatched to the house to conduct a welfare check.

Upon arrival, police also found that Elhadji Diop had self-inflicted lacerations and had ingested toxic substances. He was taken to WakeMed and formally charged upon release from the hospital.

Diop was being held in the Wake County Detention Center under no bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.


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  • Gina Hahn Apr 27, 2016
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    Please fix your headline. There is a big difference between, Raleigh man charged in murder of wife and daughter, in custody. and Raleigh man charged in murder of wife, daughter in custody.

  • Brian White Apr 14, 2016
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    Wait, his daughter's in custody?

  • Catherine Edwards Apr 14, 2016
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    You kill someone your life is over too.