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Seventh person charged in Farmville triple homicide

Posted September 25, 2012

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— Authorities arrested a seventh person Tuesday in connection with a triple homicide at a Farmville convenience store.

A Pitt County grand jury on Monday indicted Ashley Dorthell Johnson, 23, of La Grange, on three counts of being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder.

Antwan Andre Anthony, 29, of Bethel, Xavier Montel Shamble, 20, Farmville, Willie Odell Whitehead Jr., 24, of Pinetops, and Raekwon Terrell Blount, 15, of Snow Hill, were charged with three counts of first-degree murder and other charges after three employees of the Hustle Mart were shot and killed during an April 1 robbery.

Mokbel Mohamed "Sam" Almujanhi, 16, was the son of the store owner, and the other two victims, Nabil Nasser Saeed Al'mogannahi, 26, and Gaber Alawi, 24, were also relatives.

Investigators said Johnson, an East Carolina University student, is a friend of Whitehead.

Zipporah Rochell Purvis, 24, of Farmville, faces three counts of being an accessory after the fact. Valerie Denise Blount, 30, of Snow Hill, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

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  • ladyblue Sep 26, 2012

    GET SO TIRED OF THIS KIND OF ROBBERY DAY IN AND DAY OUT. Those poor people are only trying to make a living and don't have all this loot one thinks they do. time our laws on store robberies were punishable by death..hope these get their justly dues...

  • JJ20 Sep 26, 2012

    Couldn't believe they are still charging people with this case! You really needed seven people to ruin the lives of a whole entire family at once? I still remember reading details of that case that give me shivers because those "people" in those mugshots were so cruel and heartless.

    I really have to applaud the police though for finding them all... and possibly more if there sadly are.

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Sep 26, 2012

    (Left) looks like mr big & bad- mad he got caught.
    (middle) looks shocked- like what have I done
    (Right) looks numb.
    Scares me to think these folks could do something like this. Lock'em up forever.

  • RaleighConservative Sep 26, 2012

    Public execution.

  • Bartmeister Sep 26, 2012

    Off with their heads. Off with everyone's heads. Murder all those murderers. piene2(fayncmike)

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    There ya go! And no one thought she would finally come around. Tell me, the rehab for the convicted murder that just escaped from prison, has that working? Bwahahaha!!!!!

  • jblake1932 Sep 26, 2012

    piene2; pitiful thinker, just pitiful. Please don't vote.

  • cpacraig Sep 26, 2012

    "If there was only one case that the death penalty be carried out for this year, this is it!!! cadmonkey"

    Off with their heads. Off with everyone's heads. Murder all those murderers. That will show them that we as a society can sink to levels just as low as they can.

    Oh, I forgot, that prison system of rehabilitation works so well.

  • Jimmytwotimes Sep 26, 2012

    Good job police, get them all and put them where they belong for life. hopefully it will be a nightmare prison that they spend the rest of their lives in.

  • piene2 Sep 26, 2012

    "If there was only one case that the death penalty be carried out for this year, this is it!!!
    cadmonkey"

    Off with their heads. Off with everyone's heads. Murder all those murderers. That will show them that we as a society can sink to levels just as low as they can.

  • tomfoolery Sep 26, 2012

    If there was only one case that the death penalty be carried out for this year, this is it!!!

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