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Suspect in Raleigh home invasion pleads guilty

Posted August 27, 2009

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— One of the suspects in a fatal Raleigh home invasion pleaded guilty Thursday.

Jaquan Tryon Dumas, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Dumas and three others – Lenair Bene Omar Moses, Timothy Tyrone Horton and Brandon Michael Jones – were charged with murder for the death of Charmeka Cheymeir Harris, then 25, in her home at 4105 Spring Forest Road in August 2007.

Police said the men stormed into Harris’s apartment, shot her in the stomach and took money and jewelry.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dismissed Dumas’s murder charge. A judge sentenced Dumas to 34 to 50 months in prison.


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  • turdferguson Aug 27, 2009

    Less than 3 years for a murder? The judge should go ahead and apologize to the next person this criminal will victimize.

  • LEOsprtr Aug 27, 2009

    Even for a plea bargain that is too lenient. I only hope that the judge gave him the max sentence under the law, and if so then the penalties need to be strengthened.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 27, 2009

    If a murder is committed with a weapon, the sentence should NEVER be spoken in months. Many, many years. Society has no further need for these punks.

  • working for deadbeats Aug 27, 2009

    No comment.