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Wife Dies of Injuries From New Year's 'Voodoo' Shooting

Posted April 1, 2008 6:55 a.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2008 10:50 a.m. EDT

— A 84-year-old woman has died months after her husband allegedly shot her because, he told police, she was practicing voodoo on him.

Nezzie Carter-Moore, of Durham, died Friday from injuries sustained when, police charged, her husband shot her in the chest and face with a .38-caliber handgun at their Normandy Street home on New Year's Eve.

Durham County prosecutors were considering upgrading charges against Warren Haywood Moore, 85, of Durham.

Moore said he shot Carter-Moore because she was practicing voodoo and had cast a spell on him.

At the time of the shooting, police charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.