Murder suspect was convicted of assault by strangulation
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies have arrested a man after a murder in Castle Hayne. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene on Hanover Avenue last night.
Investigators say the victim is 56-year-old Kay Waters. Deputies have arrested 48-year-old Keith Waters and charged him with second-degree murder.
According to court records, Waters was convicted in 2009 of assault by strangulation and sentenced to probation.
Relatives of the victim said they did not have any comment about this situation, but said they may feel like talking when more information is released.
Keith Waters is in the New Hanover County Jail without bond. He’s making is first court appearance this morning.
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