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3 charged in Fuquay-Varina murders appear in court

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The three men charged in the murders of two men in Fuquay-Varina appeared in court Monday in Wake County.

Gregory Adalverto Crawford, 21, of Fuquay-Varina, and Kevin Bernard Britt, 20, of Holly Springs, were arrested Saturday on charges of murder in the deaths of Arthur Lee Brown and David McKoy.

They also face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Wake County District Court Judge Keith Gregory told the men they could face life in prison without the possibility of parole and possibly even the death penalty for the charges.

Sunday morning, the Wake County Sheriff's Office announced Donovan Richardson, of Holly Springs, had turned himself in at the Wake County Jail in connection with the murders. Richardson is also charged with two counts of murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary.

"We've been working say and night trying to solve this murder," Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Sunday.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said the bodies of 78-year-old Brown and 66-year-old McKoy were found by a neighbor in a residence at 236 Howard Road on July 19. The sheriff's office said the murders were suspected of being committed late night on July 17 or early in the morning of July 18.

Court documents indicate the three suspects broke into the home. Both men died from gunshot wounds, the sheriff's office said.

Warrants say the suspects stole $150 in cash as well as a .38 revolver, a shotgun and a Thompson submachine gun from the victims.

Harrison said the case broke open after Crawford was arrested for selling a stolen iPhone.

The suspects are in the Wake County jail under no bond.  They have another court appearance scheduled for August 25th.

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