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Police: Suspect In Raleigh Stabbing Tried To Collect Debt From Victim

Posted November 21, 2005 6:02 a.m. EST

— Investigators said Monday that a third man charged in the stabbing death of a young Raleigh woman was trying to collect a debt from the victim the night she died.

Lauren Redman, 22, was stabbed to death two weeks ago at her West Raleigh apartment on Walnut Creek Parkway.

Police said witnesses told them one of the suspects, George Sasser, who is charged with accessory after the fact, was angry with Redman for kicking him out of the apartment and that she owed him money.

According to a Raleigh Police Department spokesman, Sasser had lived at Redman's apartment, but the arrangement ended prior to the night that Redman died.

According to investigators, Byron Waring, another suspect in the case, told them he worked for Sasser and went to Redman's apartment to collect that debt.

Sasser is being held on a $500,000 bond; Waring and a third suspect, Joseph Sanderlin, who both are accused of murder, are being held without bond.

Police said there was no indication that Redman's death was the result of domestic violence.