Roxboro family of murdered mom of 5 needs your help

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The family of a murdered Roxboro mom of five would like a fresh start in a new home.

A Roxboro family is trying to rebuild their lives after the murder of a mother.

Nolla Bently, 32, was stabbed multiple times at her home in the 100 block of Sandstone Way on Feb. 8.

Police arrested Sherrod Avery Stewart, 35, late the next day. He is charged with first-degree murder.

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Bently was the mother of five children. Their father, Richard Stockman, says the family needs help trying to find a three-bedroom home to rent because he and the children are still living in the trailer where Bently was stabbed to death.

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Some of the children have expressed wishes for new shoes and other clothing as the family tries to make a fresh start.

Here's the size information:

  • 7-year-old wears a size 1.5 shoe and wear a size 8 in pants and shirts (kid sizes)

  • 9-year-old wears a size 8 shoe and wears a size 16 in pants. (shirts X-Large)

  • 11-year-old wears a size 8 shoe and wears size 14 slim in pants (shirts size large or X-large)

  • 12-year-old wears a size 9.5 shoe and wears a size 14 slim in pants (shirts large or X-Large)

If you would like to help, the following places are collecting donations.

Safe Haven
123 S. Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: (336) 597-8699
Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (call ahead for drop off times after 3 p.m.)

Zion Christian Center
2850 Virgilina Road
Roxboro, NC 27574
Phone: (336) 503-0056
Hours: Monday, Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to noon.

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