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Teen Held Without Bond in Northern High Student's Death

Posted April 1, 2008 5:06 a.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2008 3:29 p.m. EDT

— A teen arrested late Sunday in the shooting death of a Northern High School student was ordered held without bond Tuesday.

Cory Jiggets, 19, of Fidelity Drive, was charged with murder in the death of Skye Moniqua Lee, of 3628 Keystone Place, Apt. 8-B. He was being held Tuesday without bond in the Durham County Jail. His hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m.

Officers responded to calls about a shooting at the Oxford Manor Apartments, located off Old Oxford Road, at about 10:45 p.m.

Lee was pronounced dead inside her apartment. Her 10-month-old boy was inside the apartment unharmed, police said.

About an hour later, officers arrested Jiggets as he tried to run out the back door of a house on Young Street, police said.

Investigators said they believe that the motive for the slaying was domestic. Jiggets was the father of Lee's baby, and he had been ordered to stay away from the teen following a December assault, police said.