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Taximom
09-22-2007, 01:11 AM
http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1847871/

Posted: Sep. 21 6:05 p.m.
Updated: Sep. 21 11:44 p.m.
Vass — An intruder killed an 11-year-old girl in her Moore County home Friday, authorities said.
Emily Elizabeth Haddock had stayed home from school sick and was by herself when someone broke into the home at 6988 Marks Road, outside of Vass, authorities said.
The girl's grandfather stopped by the house at about 1:30 p.m. Friday to check on her when he noticed the door had been forced open, according to officials. He found her body on the floor and called 911.
Authorities declined to say how the girl was killed but described the inside of the house as "a brutal scene."
Detectives speculate it was a case of the young girl being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
There were no suspects in the case Friday evening, and authorities were offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.
Those who knew Emily described her as a “ball of sunshine.”

(more at link plus video)
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She's a cutie. :( I have a 10 yr old and this breaks my heart.

dingo
09-22-2007, 02:14 AM
Another human life snuffed out by some sub humanbeing...I wonder if it was a case of the poor girl being in the wrong spot at the wrong time, or if it was someone who knew she was home alone.
Ill guess we,ll have to wait and see.
My daughter is 25 Taximom and when I hear these stories I can remember back to how vunerbal little girls are:(

Bobbisangel
09-22-2007, 03:40 AM
This just never ends does it. Child after child murdered. My heart goes out to Emily's family. This is the biggest nightmare of parents lives. I hope they catch the person who murdered this pretty little girl. It sounds like she fought like a little tiger...bless her heart.

calidreamin
09-22-2007, 08:59 AM
What a shame, what a sweetheart she was.:(

kahskye
09-22-2007, 09:41 AM
I have an 11 yr old myself, and I can't imagine something like this happening to her. My heart goes out to the parents and brother.

Reannan
09-22-2007, 10:15 AM
"Investigators say the girl was assaulted, but they have not determined if anything is missing from the home. "

The video on the same link, has a reporter standing at the crime scene who says the victim was NOT sexually assaulted. The video also indicates that another home about a mile down the road was broken into on the same day by having the back door kicked open.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=triangle&id=5669224

Why couldn't they have just tied her up and put her in the closet or something?? These things make me so sad, and so angry at the same time. You have to begin to wonder what the constant flow of grief/anger does to you??? It just never seems to end, does it? I believe that drugs are at the heart of the majority of these crimes. The perp is either high and not thinking like a human, or in such need of money that they are willing to do anything. Society needs to try something totally different than our current DARE programs, etc.

SuziQ
09-22-2007, 10:41 AM
Reannan, It's ironic that you mentioned the DARE program. Yesterday, someone I know was asking why the schools here don't do them anymore. And I told her that if I recalled correctly, about five years ago an independent study was done on DARE. The results were compelling enough for schools to stop using the program. The study, IIRC, found that the DARE program peaked curiousity about drugs instead of deterring it. And the kids who were deterred, couldn't differentiate between legal and non legal drug use. My own experience was when my son was about 8 and I lit up a ciggie in a store parking lot, right when a police car drove by. He went into hysterics thinking I was going to jail. Turns out, his school had a DARE assembly that day. I also know I have seen DARE posters kids have made that show Cigs and alcohol along side of illegal drugs.

Off topic I know, just wanted to share my thoughts about DARE.

Reannan
09-22-2007, 10:54 AM
Interesting story about DARE, SusiQ. It just seems to me that our society is spinning out of control, and the drug problem is the only common denominator. Besides just plain evil, that is!!

SuziQ
09-22-2007, 01:23 PM
Interesting story about DARE, SusiQ. It just seems to me that our society is spinning out of control, and the drug problem is the only common denominator. Besides just plain evil, that is!!

I completely agree with you. I also wonder what it is that's causing so many people to have so many psychopathic tendancies. The lack of empathy and compassion seems to have left the majority of the planet! At least it seems that way to me.

Taximom
09-22-2007, 03:17 PM
http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=273026
It’s still unclear if anything was taken. Investigators were not sure how many intruders entered the home.
That same morning, just 1 miles down the road, in Harnett County, someone had kicked in the door at 4976 Marks Road, Godfrey said. That break-in was reported around 10:30 a.m. (more at link)

More video here:
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=triangle&id=5669224

The grandfather looked totally devastated. I hope his health holds up.

missacorah
09-23-2007, 08:34 AM
Maybe the person was known to the girl and thats why he felt the need to go to that level? Maybe he had a rough guess of the times the house would be empty and was caught offguard when the girl was home.

IdahoMom
09-23-2007, 09:51 AM
Poor Emily. Just staying at home and trying to get well. Not hurting anyone, just minding her own business in what should have been the security of her own home...then this. :(

I don't understand the evil in this world. Let's hope there's some DNA evidence at the house so this sick freak can be removed from civilized society. Does North Carolina have the death penalty?

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Prayers for Emily's family.

SewingDeb
09-23-2007, 10:22 AM
Yes, NC has the death penalty.

txsvicki
09-23-2007, 11:24 PM
Maybe the little girl could identify the murderer as someone from around the neighborhood.

philamena
09-23-2007, 11:42 PM
OMG!:(:(:(:( What a heartbreaking story!

You know, that was always a huge fear of mine when my girls were small and I worked. Luckily my parents lived 10 minutes away and would drive over and keep the one who was sick if I couldn't miss work. I NEVER let them stay home alone. Not until they were 17 yrs old and both were jrs in high school. I worked 5 minutes from home and made sure my work number was on speed dial, the doors were locked and luckily one of my best friends lives next door.

I know many working parents don't have the luxury of staying home, or having a relative nearby to check on the kids. I don't know what these parents circumstances were but in this day and time, children cannot be left alone.

Taximom
09-23-2007, 11:55 PM
She has an older brother. It might have been one of his acquaintances. (Not that he knew anything about it, I hope.) A friend of his would be old enough to commit a crime like this and would know when the family would normally be out of the home...and would definitely want to hide his identity.

This poor little girl. :(

philamena
09-23-2007, 11:57 PM
It could have been one of the big brother's friends. This story breaks my heart.

reb
09-24-2007, 12:17 AM
Drugs, and.. it seems people are becoming more and more retarded/brain damaged.. as well as evil. Toxins in the environment, nutritional deficiencies from our dependence on processed food,, and the disintegration of the family, lack of any purpose in life, and on top of that, the over-saturation of hypersexualized and uber-violent images in our society, everywhere you look. All of it leads to the dumbing down of the American psyche. And we sit back like a bunch of wimps and allow the out-of-control power of corporations to continue.. they barrage us every day with these images because they all want to get rich, and they do, because everyone wants to see the lowest common denominator. So kids grow up surrounded by this stuff.. and I'm not religious, but I definitely believe there is a decay of basic common morals in our society. We thrived as a nation for a while.. but now it's the decline and fall. And the illegal immigration problem is only fragmenting us more. We don't have an identity anymore,, everyone wants to be 'African-American', 'Hispanic-American', etc... they all want to be accepted but then they insist on separating themselves.

Then again,, Rome was quite a mess when it was falling too.

Taximom
09-24-2007, 12:42 AM
Emily Haddock died of gunshot wounds.

Story w/video:
http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1850536/

(from video)
POI is the male seen trying to break into the home 1 mile away. LE recovered a cigarette butt at that scene.

(from article)
Police are investigating whether the two cases are connected. Officials released a description of a person of interest in the case. They're looking for a black man, about 18 to 26 years old, between 5’8” and 6’ foot tall, with a dark complexion and a slim build.

I hope they get some good DNA and fry this jerk.

Mygirlsadie
09-24-2007, 01:54 AM
I might get flamed for saying this but I am a big girl and I can handle it...I think what is causing so many people to have psychopathic tendancies is so many parents sticking their children on mind-altering drugs (add,adhd,bi-polar etc etc) that now they are adults,young adults and their brains are fried,they have been on mind altering medication so long they don't know how to be productive members of society... I am a BIG HUUUUUGE advocate on NO DRUGS for children I am side by side with Kelly Preston on this issue.





I completely agree with you. I also wonder what it is that's causing so many people to have so many psychopathic tendancies. The lack of empathy and compassion seems to have left the majority of the planet! At least it seems that way to me.

Taximom
09-24-2007, 02:04 AM
If anyone gets flamed about the topic of medications et al, I hope it happens on another thread. This particular thread is about the murder of Emily Haddock. I'm aware of a few other threads at WS where the medication issue could be taken.

Just my opinion.

missacorah
09-24-2007, 06:53 AM
OMG!:(:(:(:( What a heartbreaking story!

You know, that was always a huge fear of mine when my girls were small and I worked. Luckily my parents lived 10 minutes away and would drive over and keep the one who was sick if I couldn't miss work. I NEVER let them stay home alone. Not until they were 17 yrs old and both were jrs in high school. I worked 5 minutes from home and made sure my work number was on speed dial, the doors were locked and luckily one of my best friends lives next door.

I know many working parents don't have the luxury of staying home, or having a relative nearby to check on the kids. I don't know what these parents circumstances were but in this day and time, children cannot be left alone.

I agree. Until recently I worked as a teaching assistant at the primary school my son and daughter attended. One day a message came down to me from the deputy head informing me that my daughter was feeling ill and would need to go home.

I went to see the deputy to see if it was ok if I went home as there were no family members available on that day to look after my daughter and she said to me 'Well cant she stay on her own?' She was 9 years old! I was horrified!

SuziQ
09-24-2007, 09:43 AM
OMG!:(:(:(:( What a heartbreaking story!

You know, that was always a huge fear of mine when my girls were small and I worked. Luckily my parents lived 10 minutes away and would drive over and keep the one who was sick if I couldn't miss work. I NEVER let them stay home alone. Not until they were 17 yrs old and both were jrs in high school. I worked 5 minutes from home and made sure my work number was on speed dial, the doors were locked and luckily one of my best friends lives next door.

I know many working parents don't have the luxury of staying home, or having a relative nearby to check on the kids. I don't know what these parents circumstances were but in this day and time, children cannot be left alone.

When I was recently widowed, my 9 year old daughter was very sick one morning. I called my employer to say I was taking my daughter to the doctors. My employer responded that if I didn't come in, I would be fired. So I left my sick 9 year old at home...alone. There was no one available to watch her. And daycare's will not take sick children. I called my daughter about every half hour. Which should have been no big deal since my job was to be on the phone anyways. I was at work two hours when my boss complained about me calling my daughter. I immediately packed up my stuff and left that job for good. Losing that job eventually caused me to have to sell my house.

Taximom
09-24-2007, 09:57 AM
I remember that "sick child" issue when I worked full-time (and was the sole supporter). It was awful. Back then I dreamed of opening a daycare for sick kids just so parents wouldn't have this problem. It would be like a mini-hospital so that there wouldn't be cross-contamination, etc. and it would be open 24 hours. Hey, I can dream, can't I? :(

It's just really sad when parents have to make these decisions because of a boss that doesn't get it. Especially when it means something like this happens.

I wonder if the mother would have been killed though too, if she had been at home?

SewingDeb
09-24-2007, 10:12 AM
She probably would have.

When my son was 10, he woke up with a 105 temperature. My boss wanted me to leave him home alone and I wouldn't. I was horrified that he thought that would be alright. Lost my job over that but my children come first.

SeriouslySearching
09-24-2007, 10:13 AM
What a horrible person he must be to slaughter some innocent child just to rip off a tv or stereo for a few bucks! I hope they catch this POS soon! The poor family must be devastated and I can't imagine how the grandfather feels after finding his sweet grandaughter that way. My heart truly goes out to him and their family.

I have a small company and if an employee's child is ill (providing it is something minor such as a slight fever or a cold)...I always allow them to bring the child to work where we have a break room set up with a television, games, coloring books, sofa, and fridge. If they are too ill to do this...I want the parent to stay home and take care of them instead of leaving them alone. It is a perk my employees really appreciate as parents. They know I am an advocate for children and want what is best for their families. Isn't this the reason we work?!

I think leaving a child of any age at home alone is too risky nowadays. Latchkey kids, imo, should also be a thing of the past. There are wonderful afterschool programs at the YMCA and other places for all ages.

Taximom
09-24-2007, 10:20 AM
I wish there were more bosses like you, SS. :blowkiss:

SeriouslySearching
09-24-2007, 10:32 AM
There should be! There is no company that should demand you leave a sick child unattended. Children DO come first and it is up to us to insure we are on board with the families we employee.

opme
09-24-2007, 10:49 AM
OMG I feel terribly for this little girl and for her family. I know this area well and have family living there. It worries me that the crime here is getting higher. The perp in this case deserves no mercy..nor should he draw another breath. Anone who could harm this child in such a violent way deserves a slow and painful death. Immediatley with no trial no appeals no 10 years on death row. I feel terribly for this family who will now have to live with the decision to leave her home alone for ever.. its a nightmare that will never end. I am so sorry for this little girl her home which was to be safe was violated. She must have been terrified .. she should never have had to deal with such violence on her own.. I hope she finds peace and that the angels find a lovely place in heaven for her. I can only hope that they catch this perp.. I hope her family can find some peace and solace that she is safely in the care of angels now.. and on a more personal note I worry about my family living there as long as he is loose. Some other areas in Vass and nearby towns are remote with no close neighbors.

SuziQ
09-24-2007, 11:59 AM
SS, what you do is absolutely wonderful!

SeriouslySearching
09-24-2007, 12:31 PM
SS, what you do is absolutely wonderful! Thanks, SuziQ! I was a single parent for many years and know the difficulties facing other parents. There is no reason ANY company or business cannot make exceptions to the rules to enable families to be there for their children while working! It is a win/win situation. The parents are more productive in the long run and the children are taken care of appropriately. Common sense.

Taximom
09-24-2007, 09:05 PM
Suspects arrested:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1856076/

3rd Suspect Found in Moore County Girl's Slaying

http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/news/local/2007/09/24/1857110/1857110-1190679238-220x165.jpg

Posted: Today at 5:10 p.m.
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Vass — Two teens were arrested and charges were pending against a third Monday evening in connection with the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in her Moore County home last week.
Authorities arrested Van Roger Smith Jr., 16, and Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, 19. Both are charged with murder and breaking and entering.

After a search, the Moore County Sheriff's Office took Michael Graham Currie, 18, into custody Monday night. Charges against Currie are pending.

SuziQ
09-25-2007, 02:04 AM
They look so young and babyfaced. They don't look like the hardened teenagers I'm used to seeing in mugshots.

englishleigh
09-25-2007, 10:18 PM
:furious:

Could not find a thread for this. My friend just sent me this article. :mad:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1858887/



Security Tight for Teens Charged in Girl's Slaying


Posted: Today at 11:05 a.m.
Updated: Today at 7:08 p.m.

Carthage — Tight security surrounded three teens Tuesday who have been charged with killing a 12-year-old girl in her Moore County home last week.

Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, 19, Michael Graham Currie, 18, and Van Roger Smith Jr., 16, all of Cameron, have been charged with first-degree murder and breaking and entering in the death of Emily Elizabeth Haddock.

The three teens made their first court appearance Tuesday morning and were appointed attorneys. A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in District Court, but authorities have declined to disclose the time of the hearing for security reasons.

Rumors of threats against the teens swirled through the Moore County Courthouse Tuesday, although authorities said they have received no specific threat.

The teens were being held without bond Tuesday in the Moore County Detention Center, pending Wednesday's hearing.

Meanwhile, about 500 people packed the Hope Mills First Baptist Church for Emily's funeral Tuesday afternoon.

"Everybody's crying. It's sad," said Rick Parker, a friend of the Haddock family. "The preacher can hardly preach. It's hard for words."

luvbeaches
09-25-2007, 11:21 PM
We live in such a sick world. How horrible. :(

STEADFAST
09-25-2007, 11:29 PM
The original thread for this case is here: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53779

miimaa
09-26-2007, 10:29 AM
Flame me if you want but it really PI$$E$ me off that any white on black crime is quickly labeled a "hate crime" but not black on white crime. WTH!!!

Taximom
09-27-2007, 06:16 PM
Emily didn't stand a chance:
Fourth Suspect Arrested
http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1869672/
4th Suspect Arrested in Vass Girl's Death
Posted: Today at 3:45 p.m.
Updated: Today at 3:48 p.m.

Carthage — A fourth suspect was charged in the death of a 12-year-old Moore County girl who was found dead in her home last Friday.

Perry Ross Schiro, 19, of 174 Independence Way in Cameron, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of breaking and entering in connection with the death of Emily Elizabeth Haddock.

Authorities said Haddock was at home sick Friday when someone broke into her Marks Road home outside Vass and shot her several times with a .22-caliber handgun. Investigators said the intruders intended to burglarize the house, but were surprised to find Haddock at home.

Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter said in a news release that Shiro was arrested in Harnett County earlier this week on charges of several violations related to a gun found in his vehicle.

Txmom
09-29-2007, 04:01 AM
That poor child!! Can you imagine the fear she felt with 4 men breaking into the house?? I would have been terrified, I might have jumped out of the window to get away from them.

We live in an area were we dont lock the doors on the house during the day, basically the last person in for the night locks them. Stories like this remind me that I dont need to move, I'll just stay here.

MeoW333
09-30-2007, 01:27 PM
I might get flamed for saying this but I am a big girl and I can handle it...I think what is causing so many people to have psychopathic tendancies is so many parents sticking their children on mind-altering drugs (add,adhd,bi-polar etc etc) that now they are adults,young adults and their brains are fried,they have been on mind altering medication so long they don't know how to be productive members of society... I am a BIG HUUUUUGE advocate on NO DRUGS for children I am side by side with Kelly Preston on this issue.

I agree with you completely on this. In almost all if not all of the school shootings, the shooters were on some type of prescribed "mental health" medication; mostly SSRI's.

opme
09-30-2007, 05:40 PM
That poor child!! Can you imagine the fear she felt with 4 men breaking into the house?? I would have been terrified, I might have jumped out of the window to get away from them.

We live in an area were we dont lock the doors on the house during the day, basically the last person in for the night locks them. Stories like this remind me that I dont need to move, I'll just stay here.


The area where Emily was sounds similar to yours.. its very rural and there is a great distance between the homes.. which is partly why the chose these homes to break into .. unfortunately they didnt realize she was home and they choose to escalate from theft and breaking and entering to murder. I do feel terribly for Emily and for those loved one who have been left behind.. They must be devasted.

CaliKid
09-30-2007, 06:34 PM
Poor, poor Emily. She must have been so frightened with 4 big guys (adults to her) breaking into her house with no family to protect her.

My daughter is 12, and I just can't imagine having to leave her home alone, sick. I agree with everyone who said they'd quit a job before leaving a young child home by herself.

Thinking about the teens who killed her, their lives are over. No, I'm not feeling sorry for them, I'm trying to understand a motive for killing a little girl. A 16 year old, one 18, two who are 19- all for some things they could pawn for a few bucks. Where are their brains? In the off chance that Emily would've recognized them and turned them in, what would they have gotten for breaking and entering and robbery? A few years maybe. Now it's life, or maybe even the death penalty for the three oldest.

Note to Txmom: lock your doors. Nowhere is safe.

Indiana at Heart
10-04-2007, 04:23 PM
http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1891911/

opme
10-05-2007, 12:12 PM
Not to make of light of a terrible situation or take away from the horror Emily and her family have been thru..

But since when does it take 5 morons to rob an "empty" house.....? How evil are these perps that not one onf them had the sense to prevent this tragedy.. It just makes me so sad to think of how terrified this little girl was and the pain she went thru and of the pain her family is now dealing with now that she is gone.

JoeFromLB
08-07-2010, 01:48 PM
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/08/03/1018711?sac=Home

Wed Aug 4, 2010

CARTHAGE - When Michael Graham Currie and Sherrod Harrison kicked in the door of the double-wide on Marks Road near the Moore-Harnett county line, prosecutors say they found Emily Haddock, home with strep throat.

Currie admitted in court Tuesday morning that he shot the 12-year-old in the mouth and the top of the head with a stolen .22-caliber pistol Sept. 21, 2007, killing her.

His admission to Judge James Webb was his second attempt at pleading guilty and spared him the chance of execution by lethal injection. The plea bargain means the district attorney's office will recommend he receive a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

JoeFromLB
08-07-2010, 01:52 PM
http://www.fayobserver.com/getattachment/8777a694-71a6-424d-95b9-f2971d6786c2/pEmilyHaddock;.aspx

SkewedView
08-08-2010, 07:44 AM
This article has some additional details -
http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/aug/04/suspect-pleads-guilty-haddock-murder/



Krueger described the suspects' method as knocking on doors pretending to be lost and looking for directions. If nobody answered, they would break the door and go in looking for weapons and other valuables, she said.

The girl had spoken with her mother a couple of times that morning, unhappy to have to spend a boring day out of school, according to court statements. She was in a back room, putting together a puzzle on the floor when she heard the intruders coming in. She apparently tried to hide in a bathroom and was in the doorway when she was shot.

More details of that day may be available after sentencing.




More at link
Bold by me - that just really got to me when I read it...