Man charged with murder in backpack bones case

Michael Dorman, 32, of Mebane, N.C.
November 4, 2010 7:30:57 AM PDT
A Durham County grand jury indicted a Mebane man of first-degree murder Thursday, months after finding human bones in a backpack.

Authorities arrested 32-year-old Michael Dorman, II, in July for the possession of human bones. Now, he is charged in the 2008 death of Lakeia Boxely.

Boxely's mother reported her missing on March 2008. On July 14, 2010, a friend of Dorman's contacted authorities.

The friend told sheriff's deputies that he took a backpack from Dorman that contained bones and placed it in an unmarked sheriff's truck.

The friend also told deputies Dorman confessed to killing a woman in Durham two years ago and wanted help disposing the bones.

Authorities arrested Dorman on July 15, and Dorman told investigators he found the bones.

The state says it will not seek the death penalty in this case.

No additional details have been released.

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