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Chatham County Woman, Friend Face Murder Charges

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CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A Chatham County woman and her friend are in jail, charged with murdering her step-grandfather.

Teresa Mote and her friend, Jason Cade, are facing murder and robbery charges in the death of 62-year-old David Stout. Investigators said Mote asked Stout to go fishing and then beat him to death with a baseball bat. The two suspects then allegedly dumped Stout's body along a rural road near his home.

"We knew that Teresa probably was the last one to see the victim, possibly not probably. We hadn't had a place to start and that's where we started," said Det. Terry McDowell, of the Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office.

Both are being held in the Chatham County jail awaiting aSept. 30 court date, Mote with no bail, and Cade under$800,000 secured bail.

Mote and Cade are in the Chatham County Jail under $800,000 bond.


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