3 charged with murder after NC woman found dead in burned home

North Carolina news

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) – Authorities have arrested three people in connection with the homicide of a 76-year-old woman who was found inside a burned home Tuesday night.

Kevin Hammonds, 25, Maribel Christina Cain, 24 and Lorie Lynn Sampson, 38, all of Lumberton have been charged in this case, according to Capt. Vernon Johnson with Lumberton police.

Lumberton police made the arrests Friday evening with the help of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, according to Johnson.

All three are facing first-degree murder, arson and burglary charges, among several others, according to a press release.

Lumberton officers and firefighters responded to a fire alarm on the 1200 block of Godwin Avenue around 9:43 Tuesday night. When the fire was put out, Annette Hendren Ivey was found inside the home dead, authorities said.

Maribel Christina Cain, 24 (left) Kevin Hammonds, 25 (middle) Lorie Lynn Sampson, 38 (right) | Courtesy: Robeson County Sheriff’s Office

Lumberton police said that “evidence at the scene led investigators to believe foul play was involved.”

The three charged in this case are being held at the Robeson County Detention Center under ‘no bond’ for the murder charges and an additional $1 million for the remaining charges.

They are expected to have their first court appearance Monday. Here is a full list of each of their charges, according to Lumberton police.

Kevin Hammonds

  • First Degree Murder
  • First Degree Burglary
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon
  • First Degree Arson
  • Larceny Of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession Stolen Property
  • Financial Card Theft
  • Obtaining Property By False Pretense
  • Identity Theft

Maribel Christina Cain

  • First Degree Murder
  • First Degree Burglary
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon
  • First Degree Arson
  • Larceny Of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession Stolen Property
  • Financial Card Theft
  • Obtaining Property By False Pretense
  • Identity Theft

Lorie Lynn Sampson

  • First Degree Murder
  • First Degree Burglary
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon
  • First Degree Arson
  • Larceny Of Motor Vehicle

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