3 teens including 18-year-old woman slaughter man at Raleigh cemetery in targeted attack

21 days ago

Raleigh news, North Carolina news.

A 69-year-old Raleigh man died from multiple injuries in a local cemetery last week and police arrested three teenagers in connection with his killing.

The attack occurred Friday at around 10:05 p.m. at the entrance of Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Three teenagers including a girl were seen fleeing the bloody scene before leaving in separated trucks, a North Carolina State lab employee who witnessed the incident said.

Several bloody items were recovered near the area including black latex gloves, a pair of pants, and two shoes.

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  • The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Maria Elizabeth Pena-Echeverria, Johnathan Daniel Villanueva-Galer, 19, and a 16-year-old boy whose identity was not publicly released.

    They were separately apprehended by Raleigh homicide detectives following the death of James Lacy Taylor.

    According to authorities, the incident “was not a random act” and it remains unclear if it was gang-related.

    An autopsy is being performed to confirm the victim’s cause of death.