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Raleigh woman faces five counts of attempted murder

Posted December 3, 2010

— A Raleigh woman has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a July shooting downtown that injured three people.

Erica Jasmine Bridges, 20, of 2503 Greenway Ave., also faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Witnesses told police that a dozen or more gunshots rang out in the 900 block of Edenton Street around 9:30 p.m. on July 6.

Police said that Lamar Rashad Kinlaw, 19, Mikal Jajuan Jordan, 16, and a 14-year-old boy were shot but survived. The names of the other two people targeted in the shooting haven't been released.

Investigators have not commented on a motive.

Charges against Bridges were filed on Sept. 8, but she wasn't arrested until Thursday, according to arrest warrants.

Bridges was being held in the Wake County jail under a $2.5 million secured bond. She made her first court appearance Friday morning.

She has a single previous conviction, for larceny in 2008, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • DiamonDiva813 Dec 3, 2010

    @Ol Forrester - I so agree with you!!!! Like, none of that makes any sense to me!!

  • airbornemonty Dec 3, 2010

    I do understand what all of you are saying, but my question is, are these four women in isolation or are they free to move within the prison.

    If the documentary of the North Carolina womens prison that I looked at about a year ago is any indication of how well the womens prison is run, these women have it made.

    What did I see, admitted lesbians openly hugging and blowing kisses at one another to admitting having homosexual relations within the prison.

    Now tell me, what punishment is that? That is like turning a child loose in a candy store and allowing her to eat as much candy as she wants.

    And if these four women are free to roam around the prison then they are not being treated as we the public think murderers should be treated.

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Dec 3, 2010

    Another wonderful contributor to society....I bet she has a fine education too!

  • Ol Forrester Dec 3, 2010

    Am I the only one having an issue with the timeline on this??? July 6 a spree of gunfire. Charges against Bridges were filed on Sept. 8. But she wasn't arrested til yesterday ??? Now she has a 2.5 million dollar bond.

  • rdmcswai Dec 3, 2010

    sillywabbit - You're talking about past executions. I'm talking about women currently awaiting death, on death row. The four I'm talking about can be seen here: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dop/deathpenalty/women.htm

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Dec 3, 2010

    There were 3 altogther, the other 2 were in the 40's.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Dec 3, 2010

    I can only remember one woman being executed in NC and that was in 1984.

  • fatchanceimwrong Dec 3, 2010

    Lock her up and keep her there. She's no use to society.

  • rdmcswai Dec 3, 2010

    Airbornemonty - Are you saying that women can't be executed by means of capital punishment in the state of NC? If so, that's not true. There are currently 4 women on death row in the state, all due to murder charges. However, I do agree with you that women should be held to the same standards and receive the same punishments as men.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Dec 3, 2010

    "many women are just as capable of cruelty as men are"

    Worley with her hatchet and Elisa Baker come to mind.