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Woman Ruled Incapable of Standing Trial in Ex-Husband's Death

Posted February 18, 2008

— A Wake County judge on Monday ruled a woman incapable of standing trial on a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of her ex-husband.

Camellia Boyd Norton Brown, was arrested March 24, 2006, after she allegedly shot Earl Thierry Brown, 42, of Knightdale, in Raleigh's Pullen Park.

She was charged with one count of murder, but Superior Court Judge Leon Stanback ordered Brown to be sent to Dorothea Dix for treatment until she can become competent to stand trial.

Court records show the couple had been fighting for at least two years over the custody of their children. Raleigh police said the children, ages 6 and 8, were nearby when their father was shot.

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  • bill0 Feb 18, 3:37 p.m.

    Just to be clear, there was no trial and the judge did not rule she was insane or not accountable for the murder. She is being held at Dix until she is deemed fit for trial. If she is truly nuts, she will be there the rest of her life. If she isn't, she'll eventually be released back to the police to stand trial. At that point, it will be up to a jury to decide if she knew what she was doing. Frankly though, the insanity defense almost never works at trial anymore.

  • readme Feb 18, 3:22 p.m.

    What a crock of baloney. Make her stand trial.

  • iron fist Feb 18, 2:31 p.m.

    foxylady, there seems to be more to the story,

  • Cable Feb 18, 2:05 p.m.

    Want to get away with muder claim that your coocoo

  • foxyladync Feb 18, 1:50 p.m.

    This absolutely infuriates me! I knew Thierry because his son and my son where classmates and friends. We got together with Thierry and his children often. What a wonderful man and an outstanding father. Yes, his ex-wife was disturbed, but she was also very aware of her actions. He had told me a bit about the situation. This piece of human filth planned and calculated his murder. She did it in front of the kids in a public place. SICK!!! Can you imagine how this has permanently affected the kids? I hope she rots in #$%% forever.