Mother, daughter killed in Roanoke Rapids

Tony Gorham

May 9, 2010 4:40:46 PM PDT
Roanoke Rapids police say two women were stabbed to death in what was likely a robbery.Halifax County communications confirmed Roanoke Rapids police were investigating a double homicide in connection with a robbery since late Friday night.

According to Roanoke Rapids police, officers first got a call at 11:13pm Friday, to respond to 311 Highway 158.

When they arrived on scene, they found Maxine McCrary, 92, and her daughter Nancy Burgess, 65, "brutally murdered," according to Chief Jeff Hinton.

Police say robbery was likely the motive for the murders. They have arrested Tony Maurice Gorham, 28, for the crimes.

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