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Arrest Made in Raleigh Murder

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RALEIGH — A bout with the bottle has cost a murder suspect his freedom. YahwehIsrael is charged with the murder of an elderly Raleigh woman. BerthaDockery was found dead in the Sir Walter apartments in December.

Israel says he knew the victim, but says he is not guilty. Israel vowshe was arrested for something he didn't do, although he says he doesn'trecall where he was the night Dockery was murdered.

Israel was arrested in Virginia Beach last night on drunk and disorderly conduct charges. He'll be in court Monday to answer to accusations ofmurder.

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