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Violent Rape Suspect Dies

Posted June 14, 2004 6:13 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man suspected of violent crimes against women has died.

Charles Kearney was shot in the head by police last month after leading them on a chase.

Kearney died Friday night. Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine what caused his death.

Kearney had been charged with raping and kidnapping a woman in Raleigh. He also had been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Rocky Mount.