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Second man arrested in fatal Halifax home invasion

Posted January 31, 2011 10:01 a.m. EST

— The Halifax County sheriff's office announced Monday that the second man wanted in connection with a fatal home invasion outside Roanoke Rapids on Jan. 22 has been captured.

A Crime Stoppers tip led authorities to Raleigh, where they arrested Brandon Watson without incident. Authorities arrested another man, Lester Kearney, on Jan. 23.

Kearney and Watson are accused of breaking into a home on Ward Drive and shooting three men, according to Maj. Bruce Temple, with the sheriff's office.

Antonio Jerold Mills, 29, was shot repeatedly and died of his injuries. More details of the case, including a motive and the names of the other victims, haven't been released.