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Enfield Man Charged With Rape, Murder Of 74-Year-Old Woman

Posted June 2, 2004 8:21 a.m. EDT

— An Enfield man is accused of raping and killing a 74-year-old woman.

Police believe Ernest Brown broke into Ella Balance's home on Southeast Railroad Street last week, raped her and then killed her. He was arrested this week.

Brown's first court appearance is June 22. He remains in the Halifax County jail without bond.