3 Charged In Raleigh With Murder Of Former Cleveland, Tn., Woman

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Three people have been charged in Raleigh, N.C., with the murder last week of a 30-year-old woman, who had just moved from Cleveland, Tn.

Arrested for the slaying of Melissa Dawn Huggins-Jones were Ronald Lee Anthony, 23; Sarah Rene Redden, 18, and Travion Devonte Smith, 20.

The victim's body was discovered by her eight-year-old daughter in their apartment in the North Hills section of Raleigh.

Police said the trio did not know the victim, but the murder was carried out during a burglary. She suffered "blunt force trauma."

Ms. Jones had moved to Raleigh two weeks ago to manage a new bank branch. She formerly worked at First Tennessee Bank in Bradley County, the Raleigh News and Observer reported.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/22/2909710/raleigh-police-charge-two-men.html#storylink=cpy

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