North Carolina Offenders


Consandra Tyree & Emily Starnes

Consandra Tyree & Emily Starnes

Dorthia Bynum, Harold Jones, & and Joseph Jones

Murderers: Joseph Jones, 13, Harold Jones, 16, & Dorthia Bynum, 17

Victim: Tiffany Nicole Long, 10

Crime location: Burlington

Crime date: October 16, 1998

Crimes: Kidnapping, gang-rape, rape of a child, & murder

Weapons: Wooden bed rail & coaxial wire

Murder method: Beating & strangling

Convictions: Bynum–guilty plea to second-degree murder, rape, kidnapping, and first-degree sex offense; H. Jones–first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree forcible rape, first-degree statutory sexual offense, & two counts of first-degree forcible sexual offense; J. Jones–first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree sexual offense, and first-degree kidnapping

Sentence: Bynum-124 years; H. Jones-life without parole (LWOP) plus 30 years; J. Jones-life without parole (LWOP) plus 300-369 months;

Incarceration status:  H. Jones-Pender Correctional Center; Bynum-Anson Correctional Institution; J. Jones-Nash Correctional Institution

H. Jones
J. Jones
Jones Found Guilty In Rape, Killing Of Tiffany Long ::


Joseph Jones, 13, his uncle Harold Jones, 16, and Harold’s girlfriend Dorthia Bynum, 17, lured Tiffany to a vacant house where they gang-raped her and then murdered her. J.Jones and Bynum beat her on the head with a bed rail, but when that didn’t work, J.Jones strangled her. All three assailants are in prison for life.


Jamie Lowery

 Alfred “Al” Parnell Jr.

Name: Jamie Daquan Lowery

Victim: Alfred Parnell, 56

Age at time of murder: 16

Crime location: Robeson County

Crime date: July 2, 2008

Murder method: Gunshots to the back and legs

Convictions: First-degree murder pursuant to the felony murder rule, the underlying felony being robbery with a dangerous weapon

Incarceration status: Incarcerated at Alexander Correctional Institution

Summary of the crime

Lowery robbed and fatally shot Al as he was trying to take trash to a dumpster. The high school teacher and tennis coach was found slumped over in his car with three gunshot wounds. He was 56 years old.


Kentay Lee & Terrence Henderson

Victim: Edward Mingo, 30

Ages at time of murder: 14

Crime location: Charlotte

Crime date: December 31, 1998

Crimes: Robbery & murder

Weapons: Hammer & knife

Murder method: Beating & stabbing

Murder motivation: Lee says that Mingo groped him and Henderson

Convictions: Lee-first-degree murder conviction and then guilty plea to second-degree murder; Henderson-guilty plea to second-degree murder & armed robbery

Sentence: Henderson-18 years; Lee-life without parole (LWOP) later reduced

Incarceration status: Released

Kentay Lee


Henderson and Lee murdered Edward on New Year’s Eve, 1998. Henderson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed robbery while Lee was convicted of first-degree murder at trial and sentenced to LWOP. Lee later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was released.


Man sentenced to life in prison for murder at 14 could soon walk free

‘This is justice’: Man convicted of murder at 14 walks free 20 years later

Laurence Lovette

Name: Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr.

Victim: Eve Marie Carson, 22

Age at time of murder: 17

Crime location: Chapel Hill

Crime date: March 5, 2008

Partner in crime: Demario Atwater, 21

Crimes: Carjacking, abduction, kidnapping, armed robbery, larceny, murder, & killing to eliminate a witness

Weapon: .25 caliber handgun & 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun

Murder method: Gunshots to the shoulder, arm, buttock, cheek, and head

Murder motivation: Preventing Eve from telling others about the crimes committed against her

Convictions: First-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, robbery w/ a dangerous weapon, larceny, attempted breaking and entering of vehicles, & misdemeanor breaking and entering

Sentence: Life without parole (LWOP)

Incarceration status: Incarcerated at the Columbus Correctional Institution

Prison photo
Suspect Indicted in Duke Grad Student's Death ::
Circa 2008
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Lovette and Atwater kidnapped UNC student body president Eve Carson at gunpoint, robbed her, and then fatally shot her to eliminate her as a witness, disregarding her many pleas for mercy. Eve’s last words were: “Pray with me.” Lovette shot the 22-year-old college senior four times with a .25 caliber handgun, including in the face. When Eve managed to survive, Atwater shot her in the head with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, murdering her execution style. Lovette was accused of murdering Duke University engineering student Abhijit Mahato as well, but was acquitted of that charge. Lovette was sentenced to LWOP and his sentence was upheld.