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Woman arrested for murder in North Topsail stabbings

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH (WWAY) — An Onslow County woman has been arrested for murder in connection to two stabbings on North Topsail Beach in July.
North Topsail Police Officer Sgt. Mark Ray and Onslow County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Mark Scott arrested Bekka Shallhammer at her home in Sneads Ferry today around 2:00 p.m. 
In the late hours of July 25, 2013, the bodies of Christopher Stewart and Robert Shellhammer IV were found dead on North Topsail Beach with multiple stab wounds.
Since the discovery, the North Topsail Police Department and the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating.
Last Thursday, Ray and Scott presented their evidence to District Attorney Ernie Lee and Asst. District Attorney Mike Maultsby. Lee, Maultsby, and Asst. District Attorney Jamie Askin reviewed the evidence and they agreed the evidence clearly indicated sufficient grounds for a murder charge for Bekka Shellhammer.
There is no other information at this time.


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