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3 Suspects in 12-Year-Old's Death Face Fresh Charges

Posted February 11, 2008 4:11 p.m. EST

— Two of the five suspects in the slaying of a Moore County girl burglarized three other homes and stole weapons and a car during the days surrounding the girl's death, according to indictments handed down by a Harnett County grand jury Monday.

The new indictments charge that Michael Graham Currie and Perry Ross Schiro, both 19 and of Cameron, committed a home burglary each day between Sept. 20 and Sept. 22, 2007.

A third other suspect in Emily Elizabeth Haddock's death – Ryan Jamar White, 18, of Sanford – was also indicted for the Sept. 22 robbery.

Emily, 12, was at home sick on Sept. 21 when someone broke into her Marks Road home outside Vass and shot her several times with a .22-caliber handgun, authorities said. Investigators said they believe the intruders intended to burglarize the house and were surprised to find the girl at home.

According to the grand jury indictments, Currie carried a .22-caliber pistol when he and Schiro broke into a home on McKoy Town Road on Sept. 20. They allegedly stole a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol, as well as jewelry, a TV set and coins valued at more than $1,000.

Jurors indicted the two for a second burglary at Castle Rock Road home in Sanford on Sept. 21 – the day Emily died. They allegedly stole a 2007 Lexus and later set it on fire. The Lexus, along with other items taken from the home, had a value close to $47,000.

On Sept. 22, Currie and Schiro allegedly broke into a home on Rhode Island Way in Cameron and stole rifles and firearms. White and Tyre Graham Richardson, 18 – who is not a suspect in Emily's death – also face charges for that burglary.

Altogether, the grand jury indicted Currie and Schiro on 12 felony charges of breaking and entering, 10 charges of possession of a stolen firearm, two charges of larceny, two charges of possession of stolen property and one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and destruction of personal property.

Schiro also face charges of cocaine possession with intent to sell and deliver and possession of a weapon of mass death and destruction stemming from an incident on July 8, 2007. The jury indicted him on a second charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Curries faces 10 additional charges of larceny of a firearm.

Currie and two other suspects in Emily's death – Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, 20, and Van Roger Smith Jr., 16, both of Cameron – were arrested on Sept. 25. Schiro was charged two days later, and White on Oct. 4.

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Currie and Harrison, but have not decided how to treat Schiro. Smith cannot face the death penalty due to his age, and prosecutors do not believe that White was in the home at the time of the murder.