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Three arrested after Lumberton woman dies in house fire

Posted January 22, 2020 9:28 a.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2020 3:02 p.m. EST

Around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Lumberton Fire Department responded to a fire at a home on 1201 Godwin Avenue. When crews arrived, they found a small fire. A 76-year-old woman, identified as Annette Hendren Ivey, was dead inside the home.

— Police have arrested three individuals after a Lumberton woman died in a Jan. 21 fire.

Around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Lumberton Fire Department responded to a fire at a home on 1201 Godwin Avenue.

When crews arrived, they found a small fire. A 76-year-old woman, identified as Annette Hendren Ivey, was dead inside the home. Investigators said Wednesday that Ivey's death was being investigated as a homicide.

On Friday, the Lumberton Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with Ivey's death.

Kevin Hammonds, 25, and Maribel Christina Cain, 24, were each charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, felony conspiracy, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree arson, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, financial card theft, identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense.

Kevin Hammonds, Lorie Sampson and Maribel Cain

Lorie Lynn Sampson, 38, was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, felony conspiracy, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree arson and larceny of a motor vehicle.

All three were being held in the Robeson County Detention Center without bond. A court date was scheduled for Jan. 27.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumberton Police Department and speak with Detectives Yvette Pitts or Charles Keenum at 910-671-3845.

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