FAIRMONT, NC (WMBF) – A second person has been arrested and charged with murder for the death of a man in Robeson County in April 2013.
Christopher Laycell Nealey, 25, of Lumberton, North Carolina, was arrested on March 17, 2014 and charged with first degree murder. He is in Robeson County Detention Center without bond.
The Robeson County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 assault-in-progress call in a Fairmont backyard on the afternoon of April 26, 2013, and arrived to find 57-year-Forace Oxendine Jr. dead, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealy. Officials did not confirm the cause of death at the time.
Carol Anders, Oxendine's wife, was arrested last week and charged with first-degree murder, insurance fraud, conspiracy insurance fraud, attempt obtain property by false pretenses, conspiracy obtain property by false pretenses. Anders is in the Robeson County Detention center with no bond.
Anders' arrest came after an investigation by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, Lumberton Police Department, North Carolina SBI and North Carolina SBI Medicaid Fraud Unit, North Carolina department of Insurance, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.