A man who was initially charged for disposing 3-Year-old Mariah Woods body has now been charged with her murder.
Earl Kimrey, 32, was the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods mother Kristy Kay Hunter/Woods. Kimrey was charged in her disappearance earlier in the investigation. Those charges are concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. That same man is now being charged with Mariah’s murder.
Earl Kimrey’s Attorney Walter Paramore was spotted walking out of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office this morning after the announcement of the new charges Kimrey faces.
A press release on the arrest reads as follows:
“Over the past eight weeks members of the Sheriff’s Office, Onslow County District Attorney and other assisting agencies have been working hard to complete the investigation in the death of Mariah Woods. As all remember Mariah, a 3-year-old little girl was reported missing from her home on the morning of November 27, 2017. Mariah was reported missing by her biological mother’s boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II, 32 years old.
Over the past eight weeks members of the Sheriff’s Office, Onslow County District Attorney and other assisting agencies have been working hard to complete the investigation in the death of Mariah Woods. As all remember Mariah, a 3-year-old little girl was reported missing from her home on the morning of November 27, 2017. Mariah was reported missing by her biological mother’s boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II, 32 years old.
It was reported that Mariah and her brothers were all put to bed by their mother, Kristy Woods on the prior evening and everything was fine. The following morning when the mother awoke, Mariah was missing. Kimrey provided a story that indicated that after the mother was asleep, Mariah had gotten up but was sent back to bed. Kimrey further explained that he left the residence for a short period of time and left the door unlocked.
Once the report was received by the Sheriff’s Office at approximately 6:30 a.m., an intensive search was initiated. This search included numerous local, state and federal agencies. Members of the military and numerous citizen volunteers searched many miles of residential, woodland and farm land in an effort to find Mariah. Hundreds of tips and leads were followed by investigators with little results. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has collected over two hundred and fifty items of physical evidence during this investigation. Many of these items have been submitted for additional forensic examination to the FBI Forensics Lab in Quantico, Virginia.
Leads developed during the investigation led detectives to the Holly Shelter Creek bridge in Pender County where a dive team recovered Mariah’s body on December 2, 2017.
Kimrey was initially charged on December 2, 2017 with Obstruction of Justice, Conceal an Unattended Death, Possession of Stolen Goods, Second Degree Burglary and Larceny After Breaking and Entering. Kimrey has been in custody since that date in the Onslow County Detention Center under a secured $1,010,000.00 appearance bond. Additional charges have been pending the completion of the autopsy and other forensic lab analysis.
An autopsy was conducted on December 4, 2017 by East Carolina University in Greenville and a preliminary cause of death was provided; however, additional chemical and toxicology testing was required. On January 22, 2018 those additional test results were received by the medical examiner. On January 23, 2018, members of the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and the District Attorney’s Office were in consultation with the Medical Examiner’s Office to review these findings. The cause of death was determined to be chloroform toxicity.
On January 24, 2018 charges of 1st Degree Murder and Felony Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury/Death were filed against Adolphus Earl Kimrey II. Kimrey was placed under a no bond and held for a first appearance. This first appearance is set for January 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Onslow County District Court.
The mother of Mariah, Kristy Woods, has been cooperative with the investigation and continues to cooperate with the detectives as the investigation continues. These additional charges do not mean the investigation is concluded but will continue until all leads and information is thoroughly evaluated.
“The death of a child is always a sobering reminder of how fragile life is. When the community is so deeply affected by such a horrific crime it is sometimes difficult to not allow our emotions to influence the decisions that we make. However, the best way to honor Mariah is to ensure a fair and thorough investigation, which will lead to a successful prosecution. We must remember that through these moments, together, as a community we can ensure that justice will be delivered for Mariah. We sincerely thank the community for their patience and support through this entire investigation” Sheriff Hans Miller states.
Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Lieutenant Linwood Foy at email@example.com, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2017-021447 when calling.
Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.
Man who killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013 will spend nearly 50 years in prison
“Sheldon tried to kill my sister,” Carleton Davis said to Prawl’s mother Beverly Daley as she read her impact statement to the court.
“I have not only lost one child but two children, and if it was up to me, Davis and Cheri would receive the death penalty,” Daley said.
It took two weeks of trial and nearly 6 hours total of deliberation for a jury to convict 38-year-old Carleton Davis in the death of Sheldon Prawl.
Today, Carleton Davis, 38, was found guilty of second-degree murder and felony concealment of death. Judge Imelda Pate told Davis that he would spend nearly 50 years in prison. He was sentenced to serve a total of 38-to-48 years in prison. Davis killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013 and put his remains in two-cement filled foot lockers outside a house in Detroit, Michigan. Police later found Prawl’s body after a neighbor reported a bad odor coming from the backyard.
Davis sister Cheri Davis, has also been charged in the case. She was the girlfriend of Prawl. She has been charged with felony destruction of bodily remains to conceal a death, felony conspiracy, felony accessory after the fact, and felony common law obstruction of justice and she is out of jail on bond.
Here’s what Carleton Davis had to say to the court before his sentencing BELOW:
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Man accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013 won’t testify, evidence is circumstantial
A man accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013 will not testify in his murder trial.
Carleton Davis, 38, of Georgia, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl.
In court, Assistant District Attorney Mike Maultsby said that Prawl was last seen on Halloween in 2013 and, shortly thereafter, 35-year-old Cheri Lee Davis, Carleton Davis‘ sister, reported him missing. Prawl’s body was found in Detroit, Michigan dismembered in two separate containers filled with cement on May 30, 2014.
In the States closing argument Wednesday afternoon, they spoke about the relationship between Davis and Richard Jackson, who lived next door to the home Prawl’s body was found. Jackson and Davis were pulled over in Brunswick County in 2014 on unrelated drug and gun charges.
“The case is a circumstantial evidence case. The circumstances, in this case, proves without a reasonable doubt that the defendant killed Sheldon Pawl,” Maultsby told the jury.
Maultsby talked about how Prawl and his mother Beverly Daley spoke every other day and on October 31, 2013, she received a text message from Prawl’s phone saying “Travel, talk to you soon.” Davis said in her testimony that she gave it a few days before she contacted Cherri Davis, Prawl’s girlfriend on November 2, begging her to make a report to the police about her son missing.
In the state’s closing argument, Maultsby told the jury that “Carleton Davis had a motive to end the life of Sheldon Prawl because he did not like what he did to his sister.” It took the state 58 minutes to argue their closing to the jury and the defense will argue their closing at 1:30 PM Wednesday afternoon.
District Attorney Earnie Lee receives case about officer who used ‘excessive force’ against Anthony Wall in Warsaw
“No Justice, No Peace” is what Onslow County District Attorney Earnie Lee will hear if he does not indict the officer who ‘excessively with force’ arrested Anthony Wall in Warsaw, North Carolina on May 4, 2018.
Anthony Wall, 22, of Fayetteville was at Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom in Warsaw, North Carolina when he was choked and slammed by Officer Frank Moss. It’s unknown why Officer Moss used such aggressive force against the 22-year-old, but I guess it’s better than the officer pulling out his gun and killing Wall.
Officer Moss has a history of abusing and terrorizing black families in Warsaw, North Carolina for years. If you look at how big Officer Moss is and look how small Anthony Wall is, there’s no way Moss couldn’t have subdued Wall without choking him.
District Attorney Earnie Lee said on Tuesday that the investigation into whether Officer Moss used ‘excessive force’ or not is in his hands.
Lee said the report was received from N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the controversial arrest of Anthony Wall. The evidence will be reviewed and a decision afterward.
One of Wall’s attorney, Benjamin Crump said Wall’s arrest was a “gross violation of his civil and human rights.” Wall is also represented by Fayetteville lawyer Allen Rogers.
The whole world will be watching District Attorney Earnie Lee’s office, and his decision could impact his career for the good or bad.
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