Man charged in Raleigh double homicide

By: Lauren Coleman , Jeremy Pierre

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The man Memphis Police said is responsible for killing two people Monday evening is in jail Tuesday night.

Police said Jerry Pointer admitted to planning out the murders and going through with the violent act.



The wife of Jerry Pointer did not want to go on camera with us when FOX13 showed up to her home hours after her husband was arrested and charged with the murders of two people in Raleigh.

She said her husband has never been a violent man, but drugs could have played a part in what he is accused of doing.

People who live near Pointer’s home told us they were shocked to learn the accused killer lived so close to their homes.

Monday, police told FOX13 officers went to the 2800 block of Coach Dr. for a welfare check.

Officers said after their door knocks went unanswered, they went into the apartment where they located the bodies of a man and woman, both with gunshot wounds.

Police told FOX13 that Jerry Pointer became a suspect early in the investigation after a witness identified him in a written statement.

Pointer would later confess to the shootings of the suspects.

Pointer’s wife told FOX13 that Pointer has had a battle with cocaine for some time.

Memphis Police confirmed the shooting did involve drugs.

The victims in the case have not released the names of the victims or their relation to each other.

We checked with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to learn if Jerry Pointer had a criminal history, that request came back clean other than the two first degree charges he is now facing.

Jerry pointer will face a judge Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

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