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Suspect Indicted in NCCU Student's Death

Posted April 9, 2008
Updated April 14, 2008

— A grand jury indicted a Durham pastor Tuesday for the murder of a North Carolina Central University student earlier this year.

Robert Reaves is charged with killing Latrese Curtis, 21.

Curtis' body was discovered along Interstate 540 in Wake County late January. An autopsy showed she had been stabbed.

Reaves has been in trouble with the law before. He was accused of sex crimes in South Carolina and New York.


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  • nagreene Apr 10, 2008

    This is so evil for someone to do to another human being. Glad this story is finally get exposure to the public.

  • vsusu2002 Apr 10, 2008

    Wow! I thought this guy was behind bars already!! I literally forgot about this case. I agree with others who see the difference in the UNC, Duke and NCCU cases. The media does an unfair coverage when it comes to cases like this.

  • zoiec Apr 10, 2008

    I am so glad they finally put some information out about this case. This young woman has been on my mind and in my heart ever since the story was first reported. I'm glad they found the man who did it and let's pray he is convicted and put in prison where he belongs.

  • tooblessed Apr 10, 2008

    I am so sick of Men hiding behind the cloth and to think after he murdered someone, he went to the church to clean up. My heart goes out to his family for having to deal with his craziness.

  • chfdcpt Apr 10, 2008

    Holymoly, they made an arrest within days of finding her. The problem is that they had to wait for the grand jury to meet in order to make the indictment.

  • Meandmytwo Apr 10, 2008

    This so called pastor was the devil. I would not listen to one word he had to say. I pray that he gets his soul right with God, because if not, he will bust you know what wide opened. He should pay dearly for what he has done to this young woman, her husband and the family. I would like to know, what was the connection between them? Does anyone know? God bless the family and hopes he get what he desrves and some!!!

  • tarheelalum Apr 10, 2008

    The story says the victim was 21, not the pastor. Does anyone know why, how, or where he did this? This story did receive significantly less coverage, but of course she wasn't the student body president, the most important student on a campus of over 25,000, at one of the most recognized university in the world or touched the lives of thousands here in the U.S. and other countries around the world. Her death less important...No. Her death less newsworthy...Yes.

  • issymayake Apr 10, 2008

    man this story is something else.

  • uncalumni02 Apr 10, 2008

    Looks like justice has finally been served for this young lady...may she rest in peace.

  • wakemom Apr 10, 2008

    do people read anymore? lol.. the young lady was 21. and what is wrong with being a "pastor" at the age of 21?