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Zebulon Residents Shocked by Killings

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ZEBULON — Investigators questioned two suspects Tuesdayabout a coldly executed triple murder at arural home near Zebulon.

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.

Police and other investigators remained at the scene after 6 p.m.Tuesday and would not speculate on a motive for the killings, but otherWRAL-TV5 sources say they appear to be drug-related.

It was late Tuesday afternoon before any family members were allowed togo into the house. The wife of one of the victims was working late and wasnot home at the time of the killings.

Sabrina Rogers told WRAL'sKellyWrightshe has no idea why her husband was killed.

Robert Horton says his nephew Damian Armstrong had gone to the house touse the phone, unaware of the danger he would find there.

Zebulon resident Bernard Batts says, like many in the small town, he isfrightened by this event.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, no arrests had been made.