Man accused of shooting mother to death inside house


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Goldsboro say a man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his mother.

WITN-TV in Greenville reports (http://bit.ly/29IYP2H) police said they received a call Friday morning, and when officers arrived, they found 49-year-old Sonya Darden dead at a home on Wilmington Avenue.

According to a police statement, 31-year-old Shontionne Darden told police he thought he heard an intruder coming into the house and fired a shot into the hallway. The shot struck and killed his mother.

Darden is charged with second-degree murder and felony possession of a firearm by a felon. He is jailed on a secured bond and has a court date on Monday. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

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Information from: WITN-TV, http://www.witntv.com/

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