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Raleigh man faces murder charge

Posted January 20, 2013

— A Raleigh man faces a charge of murder in connection with a death Sunday at a local apartment complex.

Investigators were called around 10:15 a.m. Sunday to Arden Woods Apartment Homes at 201 Loft Lane, near Six Forks and West Millbrook Roads, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

According to an arrest warrant, Wedjunald Gemeille, 21, of 201-20 Loft Lane, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Angel D. Irby, 29, who lived at the same address.

Police have not released any details about their investigation, including how Gemeille and Irby knew one another, a motive or cause of death.

Neighbors said Irby was a local college student.

Gemeille, who was being held without bond in the Wake County jail Sunday evening, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

He is also one of four men charged with first-degree murder in connection with a man's beating death in 2010. The disposition of that charge, however, was unclear Sunday night.


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  • clickhere Jan 21, 2013

    Police have not released any details about their investigation, including how Gemeille and Irby knew one another, . . .

    ahhh, they lived at the same address, see above paragraph. but in any case, sounds like life in prison, 2nd offense. too bad they let him out the first time.

  • Bartmeister Jan 21, 2013

    Doesn't say the charges were dismissed.

  • Wickedone Jan 21, 2013

    No Bartmeister - he's out of jail for the 2010 charge because those charges were dismissed. Now, you know

  • Bartmeister Jan 21, 2013

    So he's charged in a murder 1 in 2010 and he's out on bail or bond? Good to know.

  • Scubagirl Jan 21, 2013

    " (Sometimes, folks are wrongly charged.)"

    And sometimes NOT

  • mjdjmd324 Jan 21, 2013

    He was out of jail on the 2010 charge because the charges were dismissed. He spent 10 months in jail, with no evidence to support the charges. It took that long to get the charges dismissed. (Sometimes, folks are wrongly charged.)

  • housley41011 Jan 21, 2013

    Sensless violence wonder where things broke down in his life where he so numb death is the norm for him. Nice lookin young man gone...so unfortunate

  • Terkel Jan 21, 2013

    cocker_mom got me thinking. How does this sound: if you're charged with another crime while out on bail, the bail is revoked and you get to sit in jail till we're darn good and ready to try you, and any time served does not count against your sentence.

  • cocker_mom Jan 21, 2013

    Truly we need to get to the bottom of this. It seems like every murdering criminal has a long and storied past with regard to already being out awaiting trial on some other charge and their behavior has escalated.

    I agree - judges who have let these felons out on bond / bail should be named.

    Also - maybe it really just is a few bad apples - as none of these murders appear to be strangers to the system. they repeat and they escalate, often without even going through trial of one crime before committing another.

    The answer might appear to be to be VERY hard on violent offenders from the start - at least if they are locked up they won't be committing more acts.

    Wonder what the average number of prior offenses is for someone accused of murder? And how often murderers are already awaiting trial on another charge?

  • djofraleigh Jan 21, 2013

    Maybe he won't be out, after this, to do more harm? So far, the law has not taught him much.