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Sheriff: Carthage man shot son

Posted January 3

Edward Cornell McLaughlin

— A Carthage man was arrested Tuesday and charged with shooting his 18-year-old son, the Moore County Sheriff's Office said.

Edward Cornell McLaughlin, 72, of 332 Heavenwood Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was being held in the Moore County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Authorities said the teen was shot in the face inside the Heavenwood Road home. He was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, but his condition wasn't known.


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  • Benjamin Kite Jan 3, 2017
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    Dad told his son to take out the garbage. He's not going to ask him again.

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 3, 2017
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    He shot his kid in the face?!? I'm sorry, but no matter what the kid did, that is horrible! Prayers for the family