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Roxboro couple charged with murder in daughter's death

Posted October 7, 2013

Dominique Lunsford

— A Roxboro couple was charged with murder Monday after their 11-year-old daughter, who spent three years on life support, died at a Greenville hospital, authorities said. 

Willie Lunsford and Dominique Lunsford, both of 526 S. Main St., were originally charged with felony child abuse on Oct. 13, 2010, after their daughter, Danielle, was taken to Danville Regional Hospital in Danville, Va.

The girl was in cardiac arrest, unresponsive and severely malnourished, authorities said.

She died Sept. 25 at Vidant Children's Hospital.

The Lunsfords were placed in the Caswell County jail under $250,000 bonds. They are due in court Wednesday.  


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  • 1nclady Oct 8, 2013

    Poor baby. At least she's at peace now and no one will ever hurt her again.

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  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Oct 8, 2013

    And now their nightmare can begin where that little girl's pain ends. Monsters !!!!!

  • Genie v2.0 Oct 8, 2013

    Wow, according to the article she lived for several years. That must have been horrible for her

  • Lightfoot3 Oct 8, 2013

    Straight to the gallows.

  • adeal064 Oct 8, 2013

    This is disgusting, as myself having an physically, mental abusive childhood. I am sickened by this, the D.A. failed this little girl. They should have been in jail, this should just be another charge in their case! This is despicable! As I was a survivor, I never got over how a parent--FLESH AND BLOOD-- could ever hurt their child(ren) like that. Only someone cruel and evil could possibly carry that guilt, & I hope it weighs heavy for the rest of their miserable lives!

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 7, 2013

    "The Lunsfords were placed in the Caswell County jail under $250,000 bonds."

    Not enough!!! Should NEVER be less than $1M for abuse of a child, or an elderly or disabled person. NEVER!!!

    Were it up to me, they'd both be locked up and given nothing but bread and water for the rest of their miserable lives. They don't even deserve that for what they did to their OWN child for crying out loud!!!

  • shortcake53 Oct 7, 2013

    Did NO ONE see this child being starved to death?? Why didnt anyone step in before she got in such irreversable condition? Treat the parents the same way, starve them.

  • sunshine1040 Oct 7, 2013

    They could not charge with murder until after she died before that it was abuse and we know who paid the childs medical bill the taxpayers as usual when parents cannot or will not. Hope they get to sit in jail and someone forgets to feed them for a few months

  • monami Oct 7, 2013

    Furthermore, why weren't they in jail if charged in 2010 with felony child abuse?

    These people are utterly despicable. No mercy.