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Fayetteville women died of gunshot wound to head

Posted February 9, 2011 12:03 p.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2011 7:29 p.m. EST

— Two women found dead last year in a Fayetteville home each died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill.

Relatives found Karen Mosby, 49, and Betty Pettigrew, 69, dead inside a home at 6443 Brookshire Road, on the morning of Nov. 14.

According to the autopsy report, Mosby was reportedly in bed when she was shot.

Fayetteville police have charged Mosby’s son, Tarae “Ray Ray” Lamont Mosby, 29, with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of larceny of a motor vehicle in the case.

He was arrested in Morningside, Md., on unrelated charges about eight hours before Mosby’s and Pettigrew’s bodies were found.

Investigators haven’t given a possible motive in the case. Pettigrew was Tarae Mosby’s grandmother.