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The 84-year-old grandmother of Hanes Park shooting suspect William Coleman Scott had multiple stab wounds and cuts about her head, neck and upper body, including one stab wound that went into her skull. A piece of metal was found embedded in the skull. Scott is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of his grandmother and his mother, who was found shot to death in her home in Clemmons.

Norah Rayne Smitherman, a 17-year-old senior at Forbush High School, was shot to death last week. On Tuesday, a 17-year-old boy, also a student at Forbush High School, was charged with second-degree murder in her death. Smitherman was a student-athlete who played volleyball and softball and was a candidate for two different scholarships to UNC Charlotte and Davidson College.

A court hearing for Nathan Tabor in Forsyth District Court has been continued until next year. Tabor, former Forsyth GOP chairman, has been accused of cyberstalking his pastor. He also faces numerous charges in Brunswick County, including allegations that he stole motor-vehicle parts. Tabor is also accused of harassing family members in Catawba County, including his mother-in-law, in an effort to get $250,000. Tabor said in an October interview that he is innocent of all charges. 

Winston-Salem police are investigating a crash Saturday night at Peters Creek Parkway and Academy where a woman was killed. Police said the woman, Crystal Renee Bennett, was walking across Peters Creek Parkway outside the crosswalk when a car hit her. No criminal charges have been filed against the driver, who police said cooperated with the investigation. 

Cory Wyatt Bowman pleaded guilty to 15 counts of third-degree sex exploitation based on allegations that he possessed child pornograpy. The Kernersville man was given a suspended sentence and will be placed on five years of supervised probation. He will have to register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years.

Kimberly Monique Smith was indicted Monday for first-degree murder in the death of her adopted five-year-old son and she is also facing charges that she physically abused the child's 6-year-old brother. According to search warrants, she gave several statements before admitting that she hit the five-year-old child with a belt and a charger cord, made the child do running drills for drinking after 5 p.m. and wrapped tape around his mouth to keep him from screaming. The child died from blunt-force trauma to the back of the head, resulting in brain swelling and lack of oxygen. 

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