Family concerns after wreck leads to murder charge
by Associated Press
Toni Marsha Talley is charged in the death of David Lokeith Worley on July 19.
SPRING LAKE, N.C. -
A woman whose husband was
killed in a traffic accident in Harnett County is facing a first-degree
murder charge after the man's family questioned the circumstances
surrounding his death.
Maj. Jeff Huber of the Harnett County
Sheriff's Office said 32-year-old Toni Marsha Talley is charged in the
death of David Lokeith Worley on July 19.
Huber said Worley's
family contacted the funeral home handling the arrangements and voiced
suspicions about the death, but he didn't say what the concerns were.
funeral home's examination discovered Worley had a stab wound in his
back. The state Medical Examiner's office confirmed the findings the
next day, saying in an affidavit that Worley was stabbed with an 8-inch
butcher knife and that one of the wounds had punctured a lung.
medical examiner's office said the stab wound was the cause of Worley's
death, as it would have caused Worley to lose control of his motor
skills within an hour, according to the affidavit.
Highway Patrol said Worley was traveling toward Spring Lake when his
vehicle ran off the left side of the road about 16 miles southwest of
Lillington and hit a ditch culvert. The patrol said Worley's vehicle,
traveling about 90 mph, overturned several times, struck another ditch
culvert and came to rest in its top.
Worley wasn't wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle, according to the patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
is being held in the Harnett County Detention Center under $200,000
bail. It couldn't be determined if she has an attorney.
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