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Two charged with killing woman, son at Cumberland home

Posted October 10, 2013

Corey Spell, Leondrea Robinson

— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has charged two Fayetteville men with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of a woman and her son at their home on Matt Hair Road last week.

Leondrea Montrell Robinson, 32, of 6925 Johnson Road, and Corey Lavone Spell, 44, of 5768 Mack Simmons Road, each face two counts of first-degree murder, one count of conspiracy and one count of breaking and entering. They were being held Thursday in the Cumberland County jail without bond. 

The sheriff's office said the men killed Yolanda George, 57, and Jamal Skinner, 35, at the home they shared at 5442 Matt Hair Road in rural Cumberland County, about 15 miles southeast of Fayetteville. 

A neighbor found George's body partially clothed behind a mobile home next door to where she lived on Oct. 2. The man who lived at the house said it appeared she tried to seek help and collapsed in his yard.

Skinner was found after deputies obtained a search warrant to enter the home.

Authorities have said the shootings weren't random, but released no information about the relationship between the victims and suspects. 

George's sister, Piccola Miller, told WRAL News last week that George had been the victim of a home robbery and had planned to ambush the person or people responsible.

"She was going to be waiting for them," said Piccola Miller on Oct.3. "She knew whoever was coming to get the TVs and what-not, and she was going to kill them, going to shoot them."

The sheriff's office has not confirmed Miller's statements.

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  • beachboater Oct 11, 3:05 p.m.

    It's amazing how the country's values have changed during my lifetime. The work ethic has gone to HADES, and as evidenced by this story, there is no value to human life.

    Look at the Lovette guy that is in prison for killing Eve Carson. Now he wants a change of venue to get a fair trial in the killing of the Duke student. He held a pillow tight to the students head, and shot him at point blank range.

    Lovette was SEVENTEEN years old when he did this. How can someone learn to be so mean at such a young age. Home invasions, why do these thieves and sometimes murderers feel entitled to what someone else has worked for?

    In years past, I wasn't scared. There were certain areas I avoided, but they were small. Now I have spent some of my hard earned money on arming myself and carry all the time. If one of these entitled people try to take my stuff or my life, I fully intend to give them what they are entitled to. And of my stuff, the only thing they are entitled to is a 50¢ bullet.

  • 678devilish Oct 11, 12:18 p.m.

    Life in prison for both and no parole. My condolences to the family in the lost of the woman and son.