North Carolina man charged with first-degree murder after neighbor shot, killed

Published 11:34 am Sunday, November 28, 2021

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A North Carolina man has been jailed without bond after his neighbor was found shot to death, police said.

Gaston County police said in a news release that its officers responded at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to a report of a shooting. When officers reached the scene, they found Kathy Smith, 56, had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

A suspect, who was identified as a neighbor, was located and detained at the scene, according to police.

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After consulting with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, police arrested and charged Daniel James Moxley, 48, with first-degree murder. Moxley is being held in the Gaston County jail pending a first appearance in court. It’s not known if he has an attorney.