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Man reports fight with girlfriend; deputies find her dead

Posted July 24, 2008 9:10 a.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2008 10:29 a.m. EDT

— Wayne County Sheriff’s officials charged a Goldsboro man with murder after deputies found his girlfriend dead Wednesday.

Herman Phillip Best came to the sheriff’s office around 3:15 p.m. to report that he and his girlfriend, Martha Cook Carter, of 114 Kevin Lane, had been in an argument.

Best told deputies that his girlfriend was injured and that he wanted deputies to check on her, authorities said.

Deputies went to the address and found Carter dead. Wayne County EMS came to the scene and confirmed the deputies' assessment.

Deputies later charged Best with one count of murder and put him in the Wayne County Jail.