Woman charged in death of man, 83, in Bertie County

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The Associated Press

KELFORD – Investigators said a 24-year-old woman has been charged with killing an 83-year-old man in his Bertie County home.

Sheriff John Holley said that Samantha Demery was charged with first-degree murder Friday afternoon.

Holley will not say how Willie Jenkins was killed or what led to his death. But the sheriff said Demery is addicted to drugs and that led to the killing.

A friend who had not heard from Jenkins in days came by his home Tuesday and called police after seeing his feet not moving through a window.

Demery remains in jail. It was not known if she had a lawyer.