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Third suspect in doughnut shop slaying in custody

Posted July 30, 2009

— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has a third suspect in custody in the shooting death of a doughnut shop worker.

Angel Bonilla, 18, turned himself in shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Patrick King, 18, turned himself in Tuesday morning, and deputies arrested Luis Marquez-Lopez, 19, on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

All three have been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Three masked men robbed Donut Connection, 104 S. Bragg Blvd., at about 4 a.m. Sunday and killed Ranesh Rai, 66, who worked in the store, authorities said.

Rai's sister, who was working with him, and a customer were in the store at the time of the robbery. The three robbers escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, authorities said. 

Anyone with information about the Donut Connection robbery and shooting is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or its anonymous TIPSLINE at 910-484-TIPS.


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  • apoea Jul 30, 2009

    Sadly I think many young men want to go to prison because they see it as being the easy way out. They get free food and housing. They probably lay around all day. That would be nice if we had a way to make our prisons more like boot camps. God bless the families...

  • Just the facts mam Jul 30, 2009

    Great job police on identifying and capturing these criminals. Maybe we need to just start locking up some people and letting out the good ones.

  • rcrdngcountry Jul 30, 2009

    if found gulity, the death penalty would put an end to these
    guys killing ever again. and it would make a lot of others think. N.C WAKE UP.

  • arljsl Jul 30, 2009

    I am glad that these guys were caught...at least it will give the family of the victim some kind of closure...I mean really did they think that they were going to really get alot of money from a doughnut shop...alot of these little stores don't keep alot of money in the store...