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Raleigh man indicted on murder charge

Posted September 17, 2012

— A Raleigh man has been indicted on a murder charge in connection with the death of a man in May.

Christopher Paul Britt, 36, was initially arrested May 4 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury.

Authorities say he was involved in a fight in which he allegedly hit Jose Cruz Mar with a chair and bottle.

Mar died May 31.

A Wake County grand jury indicted him on a charge of murder Sept. 11. He was also indicted on second-degree arson and habitual felon charges.

Britt's criminal history includes numerous convictions, including assault on a female, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, and felony larceny.


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  • makeitright Sep 18, 2012

    How about a few billion a day spent on ending these people's lives instead of spent overseas defending people that could care less about themselves or why we are there? Any difference?
    Lets clean up here and let others clean up themselves - if they care to.

  • Canes Girl Forever Sep 18, 2012

    Lock him up and don't let him out.

  • chattycat Sep 18, 2012

    Another justice fail!

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 18, 2012

    Well it took awhile, but he's off the streets now.

  • romneycare Sep 18, 2012

    it has to reach this point because of the department of corrections political game. There just isn't enough room to house this guy from his previous convictions, so they slap him with probation until he decides to kill someone. .. based on his previous convictions he should have been locked up! But there just isn't enough room. :-/

  • halfpint1552 Sep 18, 2012

    So now that someone has finally lost their life because of his temper, he can be taken off the streets? Why does it have to reach this point before the law stands up and protects people?

  • thinkin out loud Sep 18, 2012

    Evil, Just plain EVIL

  • Just Plain Common Sense Sep 17, 2012

    What in the world is wrong with people?