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Warren woman killed in murder-suicide

Posted August 20, 2012 9:11 a.m. EDT
Updated August 20, 2012 10:55 p.m. EDT

— A Henderson man shot and killed a woman at her Warren County home Saturday night and then committed suicide, Sheriff Johnny M. Williams said.

He said that Roy Junior Steed, 29, of 781 Vanco Mill Road in Henderson, used a pistol to kill Tracey Alston, 32, and then himself at a home on Woodway Drive in Norlina around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators have not said how Alston and Steed knew each other or what led to the murder-suicide.

Alston worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in the adult correction division.

Steed had a lengthy criminal record dating to 2000, including convictions for drug trafficking, possession of a firearm by a felon and assault on a female, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He was most recently released from prison in February 2011 after serving a nearly three-year sentence.