4 charged in man's death; his last moments were on Facebook
April 07, 2018 - 12:24 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Four people have been charged with murder in the death of a North Carolina man whose final moments were livestreamed and posted on Facebook.
The Fayetteville Observer reports one of the four wanted in the January 2017 death of 27-year-old Calvin Blackshire Jr. turned himself in. Warrants have been issued for the others, including one who is an inmate at a prison in Elizabeth City.
They face charges including first-degree murder and conspiracy.
Blackshire was found in a motel parking lot with a gunshot wound. As he lay dying, an onlooker livestreamed Blackshire's last moments. Authorities said at the time that the person who recorded and posted the video didn't break a law.
Blackshire's mother, Pamela, says she plans to put flowers on her son's grave to mark the arrests.
Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com
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