Convicted murderer charged in missing NC mom’s death denied bond

North Carolina news

GASTONIA, N.C. (WJZY) — Charles Combs faced a judge Wednesday on murder charges in LaPorscha Baldwin’s murder. Baldwin was found dead on Oct. 14 in South Carolina after being reported missing on Oct. 10.

Combs was Baldwin’s ex-boyfriend. Her family believes he didn’t want her to break up with him.

Combs served a 12-year sentence for second-degree murder in 2007. Court records show he killed his ex-girlfriend at the time, Marsheida Dorsey.

Dorsey’s family connected with the Baldwin family to offer assistance.

The Dorsey family showed up in court Wednesday as Charles Combs made his first appearance. Combs was denied bond and will appear before a judge again on Nov. 3.

“If we get to address him during this trial, I’ll be the one to speak to him and let him know how he has destroyed families,” said Almetra Jones Schofield, Marsheida’s cousin.

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