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ZEBULON — Investigators questioned two suspects Tuesdayabout a coldly executed triple murder at arural home near Zebulon that authorities believe involved drugs.

Authorities said the killings weredrug-related and carried out execution-style, with two of the victimsbeing shot in the head after theywere forced to lie face down. The third victim, a 14-year-old boy, wasshot in the face.

Baker said a man and a woman were being questioned today inconnection with the slayings.

The victims were identified as Robin Watkins, 37,of Raleigh; and Dewayne Rogers, 34, and Damian Armstrong, 14, all ofZebulon. The bodies were found by a sheriff's deputy in Rogers'home shortly after 9 p.m. Monday after a neighbor summonedauthorities, Baker said.

``It was very vicious,'' Baker said. ``It appeared the twoindividuals, the Caucasian female and the black male, Rogers, weremade to lie face-down and shot in the back of the head.''

He said Armstrong was found in another room, shot in the face.

Baker said investigators suspect a drug-related motive for theshootings, but declined to comment further on that aspect of theinvestigation.

The two suspects were arrested early today, but Baker would notsay where. A blue car was seen driving away from the scene. A blue car wasfound abandoned near an intersection of Rosenberg and Fairchild roads.

Thomas Holloway, who lives near where the slayings occurred,called the incident ``disheartening.''

``It's a pretty quiet area,'' Holloway said. ``I've lived herefor 13 years, and I love it here.''

Wake County sheriff's deputies found the bodies inside 9712 FairchildRoad just south of the Franklin County line. The shooting wasreported about 9 p.m. Monday. -- From staff and wire reports

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