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Victim ID'ed in Raleigh apartment homicide

Posted March 27, 2011

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— Raleigh police identified Sunday the woman whose body was found inside one of the apartments at the Pines of Ashton complex off New Bern Avenue.

Cheannell Marie Mickens, 43, was deceased at 3253-F Calumet Drive when police arrived shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday.

A man, whose name has not been released, was found injured inside the home and was taken to WakeMed Hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries.

He was later taken into custody and is considered a suspect, police said, but no charges have been filed.

Authorities are calling the crime a "domestic situation" and said it was not a random act.

No other information was released.

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  • bmg379 Mar 28, 2011

    What would the point be of hiring security to keep them safe when the crime is due to the clients that rent at these establishments. As well as the company they keep.
    jmclawson82
    March 28, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    exactly,section 8 apts do not care if felons and criminals move in as long as they get their rent check

  • Chole Mar 28, 2011

    What a nice young lady. I'm so sad for her family. May she rest in peace.

  • jmclawson82 Mar 28, 2011

    "It's complexes like these that don't care enough about their tenants to hire security to keep them safe."

    What would the point be of hiring security to keep them safe when the crime is due to the clients that rent at these establishments. As well as the company they keep.

  • bmg379 Mar 28, 2011

    looks like a nice place to live by these reviews,must be section 8

    http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/NC-Raleigh-Pines-of-Ashton.html

  • NC_Full-O-Bigots Mar 28, 2011

    Perhaps it's time for Pines of Ashton to clean up it's act? Go to Apartment Ratings and you can see for yourself that it's not only infested with roaches, but high crime that's been going on for years. It's complexes like these that don't care enough about their tenants to hire security to keep them safe. I feel sorry for folks who must live in places like Pines of Ashton because it's obvious their management company could care less about their misery while taking rent money.

  • bullcityculture Mar 28, 2011

    Either way you put it, it NEVER fails. Durham crime Durham gets mentioned in WRAL comments negatively. Raleigh crime Durham gets mentioned in WRAL comments negatively. Come on people, you may think people are not educated and smart enough to figure out your "subliminal" messages about Durham and "crime", but nobody is that dumb except for the people constantly stating it on this forum. Random crime happens EVERYWHERE and if you are to "blind" by your own reality, then that is your fault and you clearly are not smart. Thanks, I'm done for now.

  • gmuny33 Mar 28, 2011

    rebecca7, sounds to me like justification or merely trying to still throw the rock at Durham. Beware the glass house at which you throw these. I guess the 3 people shot in Raleigh months ago wasn't random, or the barber that was killed inside his shop weren't random nor violent. The point is, it happens in most metro cities, but as we see here, those of the area that bash Durham, seem to turn blind eye to their own crime, or in this case, justify by trying to bottle it up into something that isn't quite so bad.

  • country road Mar 28, 2011

    Just remember the next time an officer ask for your help don't say "I don't want to get involved". Then you are helping the bad guys. Get involved. Stay alert. Watch what is going on around you. It is more of us than them.

  • rebecca7 Mar 28, 2011

    gmumy, since you bring it up, it sounds like a personal and domestic violence crime. Not a random crime as many people will reference as the problem in Durham (drive by hitting a child, etc.) Crime happens everywhere... but Durham sees a lot of seemingly random and astonishingly violent criminal acts that other areas see less of (random break ins, armed robberies against random people, drive by shootings targeting entire homes, etc.)... just saying. This very well could fall into one of those categories... but for now, they seem to think the victim and perp knew each other and this happened due to some domestic issue as opposed to "random" crime.

  • bmg379 Mar 28, 2011

    http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=1073076&searchLastName=Mickens&searchFirstName=Cheannell&searchGender=F&searchRace=2&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

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