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Teen charged in Sanford homicide

Posted December 30, 2013

Timothy Dequan Thompson
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— A 17-year-old from High Point has been charged with a recent shooting death in Sanford, police said Monday.

Timothy Dequan Thompson was charged with first-degree murder, possession of a handgun by a minor and common law obstruction of justice in connection with the Dec. 8 death of Stacey Morrison.

Morrison, 31, of Sanford died at Central Carolina Hospital after being shot at 1305 Goldsboro Ave. It was the first of three shooting deaths in Sanford in three days.

Thompson was already in the High Point Detention Center on unrelated charges, and he remains in jail without bond.

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  • E-6USMC Dec 30, 2013

    They all want to be part of the wrong sects and at the same time just might be that outstanding athlete that just don't have a clue of the greatness that is waiting for them because of the negative influences around them; fast cars, fast money and the drugs. It is really a shame just had bad it has gotten out there for our youth today. We have to remind them that they can't straddle the fence and expect something good to come from it.

  • mafiamic Dec 30, 2013

    Face it there a lot in this guys generation that have the "I don't care" mentality.

    Look at the state of the economy,the state of the people ,yes even the way they were raised.This is the effect of the quiet time no child left behind mentality.Discipline is not abuse.

  • 426X3 Dec 30, 2013

    Hopefully this person will be tried as an adult. Adult Crime = Adult Punishment. I have no sympathy for him.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 30, 2013

    Face it there a lot in this guys generation that have the "I don't care" mentality.

  • Billy the Kid Dec 30, 2013

    Next story.

  • rwhite84492 Dec 30, 2013

    So sad. Timothy looks like such an upstanding citizen,Not someone you would stereo type as a banger, or, or an inner city rat who looks for trouble.
    Now the city will be spared his presence for the next 35 years. Our loss I'M sure.

  • teleman60 Dec 30, 2013

    The problem is the culture today propelled by rap music - "you ain't a man if you ain't got a gun".

    If there was one thing I would like to hang around the neck of all civil rights leaders it would be this, and I'm involved in protests with Barber politically.

    There is a whole generation or two that somehow have this gun crazy thing. Most of the guns are stolen and the kids parents don't even know the guns are under mattresses or hidden in attics!

  • 678devilish Dec 30, 2013

    Guns are very serious weapons and if you don't know the consequences that goes with them, don't put one in your hand.

    E-6USMC

    Worth repeating. Good comment.

  • 678devilish Dec 30, 2013

    Just wondering what values and morality are today's parents teaching their children. Apparently not what the children needs to hear. In this case, its sad knowing a 17 year old, very young is headed to prison, maybe for life. This is what we constantly see every day. Something needs to be done to inspire these youth in how to stay out of trouble and never having a loaded gun in their hand. Plus choosing the right friends to be around. My prayers are for this young man, his family and the victim's family.

  • E-6USMC Dec 30, 2013

    When are people going to learn that if you take another life with the intention to do so, I hope that you know just how long it will be before you see the other side of razor wire. The answer is, "NEVER!!!!"
    Guns are very serious weapons and if you don't know the consequences that goes with them, don't put one in your hand.

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