Suspect accused of killing woman at Fayetteville motel appears in court
The man accused of killing a woman inside a Fayetteville motel last week appeared in court Monday for a first appearance hearing.Posted — Updated
Prosecutors said she had been stabbed to death and left to die in the Travel Inn, at 321 N. Eastern Blvd.
Her body was found after someone called police about a 2006 blue Jeep Cherokee that had been stolen from the car wash next to the motel, which is where Little worked.
Corbett's mother tightly hugged her granddaughter as she left the courtroom inside Cumberland County Detention Center without commenting on the case.
"If they went back 260 generations and killed his whole (family), it wouldn't be justifiable enough for what he's done and what he took away from my family," she said.
Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West say the slaying was brutal.
"Miss Corbett died of multiple stab wounds (and) the defendant is charged with first-degree murder," West said.
Family members say they didn't know of the relationship between Corbett and Little, and Monday was the first time Corbett's relatives were able to see the man accused of killing someone they loved so much.
"There is nothing like losing your baby sister," Chaiquita Hamm said. "It hits differently when it's your family."
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