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Jury Being Picked In First-Degree Murder Case – Brevard, NC


Last updated 11/13/2019 at 4:39pm


As of Wednesday afternoon, a Transylvania County jury was still being picked in the July 20, 2017, case involving the alleged murder of 18-year-old Saul N. Ayala on Washington Avenue in Brevard.

Four individuals – Connell Dixon Hawkins, Chadley Tyrone Norris, James Alexander Ray and Nioka Faye Metcalf – were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Ayala. They were also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Norris faces an additional charge of possession of a weapon by a prisoner.


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