Wake man could face death penalty in in-laws' killings
Posted December 18, 2014
Wendell, N.C. — Wake County prosecutors said Thursday that they plan to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing his mother- and father-in-law last spring.
Authorities said Nathan Holden, 31, went to his in-laws' home, at 1125 Lake Glad Road near Wendell, on April 9 in search of his estranged wife, who had moved back in with her parents.
Holden opened fire on all three, killing Angelina Smith Taylor, 56, inside the home and Sylvester Taylor, 66, in the yard, according to authorities. Latonya Holden, 32, was critically wounded. Three children in the home, a 15-year-old boy and two 8-year-old girls, were unharmed.
Wake County deputies went to Nathan Holden's home, at 3535 Holden Acres Lane – about 10 miles away from the shooting scene – and used a K-9 unit to track him to a nearby field. According to investigators, he opened fire on the K-9 handler and other deputies before he was taken into custody.