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Third man charged in fatal Raeford home invasion

Posted October 7, 2010

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— Hoke County authorities on Thursday charged a third man in a Monday afternoon home invasion in Raeford in which a man was killed.

Oseas Santiago Jr., 20, of 1666 Jersey Drive in Fayetteville, is charged with first-degree murder, felony breaking and entering and felony murder. He was being held without bond in the Hoke County jail.

Three men entered the home at 206 Somerset Drive on Monday afternoon, unaware that someone was inside, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said. After they discovered a man inside the home, the intruders opened fire.

Nicholas Bekiris, 31, a guest of the homeowners, was fatally wounded. The homeowners were not home at the time of the crime.

Santiago was shot during the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Richard David Perez, 20, of 3920 Nikita Drive in Hope Mills, and Justin Ryan Vasquez, 17, of 116 Cranbrook Court in Raeford, also have been charged with first-degree murder, felony breaking and entering and felony conspiracy in the case.

Peterkin has said he does not think the attack was random or that Bekiris knew his attackers. He said the intruders likely were familiar with the home and what was inside.

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  • Lead by Example Oct 7, 2010

    Praying for the loved ones of the murder victim, and glad that the suspects have been charged.