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Suspect in Piggly Wiggly shooting held without bond

Posted July 17, 2009

— The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Laurinburg Piggly Wiggly made his first court appearance Friday.

A judge ordered Aubrey Odum, 28, held without bail on a murder charge.

Police arrested Odum Thursday, alleging that he shot and killed a man who was dating his ex-girlfriend.

Detective Chris Young of the Laurinburg Police Department said Odum's ex-girlfriend, Victoria Blackwell, went to the Piggly Wiggly, at 229 E. Church St., Thursday morning with her new boyfriend, Brian McLean, 35, and her cousin. McLean went to the back of the store to confront Odum over something, and an altercation ensued, Young said.

Odum shot McLean three times, including once in the back, Young said.

Paramedics took McLean to Scotland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Odum asked the judge Friday for a court-appointed attorney. His next appearance was scheduled for July 29.


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  • twc Jul 17, 2009

    They went to his workplace and confronted him and he's denied bond?!?!? Give me a break! A good defense attorney should change this; and most likely get a self-defense verdict.

  • mwilliams2 Jul 17, 2009

    It's too bad all the customers in the store were not armed because if they had been, they could have prevented this.

  • lane817 Jul 17, 2009

    sounds like they went to the store looking. mess with the bull and you'll get the horn.