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Man charged with murder, accused of fatally shooting woman in Edgecombe County


EDGECOMBE COUNTY — A man was arrested on Wednesday by Edgecombe County deputies, accused of shooting and killing a woman.


#PrestonLeanoDiggsJr., 51, has been charged with first-degree murder. He is accused of shooting and killing #BrendaAcklin, who was 45 years old. Diggs is currently being held at the Edgecombe County Detention Center under no bond.


The incident unfolded last Friday when deputies responded to a home on Wooten Road in Macclesfield. En route to the scene, deputies discovered Acklin on Otter Creek Church Road.


Emergency medical personnel attempted to perform life-saving measures on Acklin, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy later confirmed that Acklin had been murdered, according to the sheriff’s office.


Diggs, who was with Acklin at the time of the incident, was questioned by investigators. The investigation is ongoing as authorities work to piece together the events leading up to Acklin’s tragic death.


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