Alleged Lewisburg cop shooter commits suicide in North Carolina prison
GRANVILLE COUNTY, N.C. (WVVA) - One half of the father-son duo charged in the New Year's Day killings of a North Carolina couple that preceded a shootout with police in Lewisburg, West Virginia is dead.
Authorities say Edward Campbell died Tuesday after attempting to hang himself in his prison cell.
Correctional officers found Campbell, 54, unresponsive during a routine inmate count at 2:20 p.m., said Keith Acree with the State Department of Public Safety.
Campbell was treated by medical staff at Central Prison. He was then transported to WakeMed where he later died, said Frank Perry, secretary of the state Department of Public Safety.
Campbell and his 21-year-old son, Eric Alexander Campbell, both of Alvin, Texas, face 10 charges, including two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of first-degree burglary, second-degree arson and identity theft, in the deaths of Jerome Faulkner, 73, and his wife, Dora Faulkner, 62.
Charges against the two in Lewisburg were dropped to allow them to face the more serious charges in Granville County, North Carolina.
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