Kittrell murder suspect indicted
A grand jury in Vance County has indicted the 49-year-old charged with helping his 11-year-old son commit murder.
Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, of 74 Tucker Lane, Franklinton, was indicted on one count of felony aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the shooting death of his father, Lloyd Woodlief.
He was also indicted on two misdemeanor charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor and assault with a deadly weapon in the presence of a minor.
Nick Bagshawe is representing Peyton Woodlief, whose next court date has not been set.
The indictments mean there is enough evidence for his case to proceed to trial.
Marybeth Davidson, Peyton Woodlief’s sister, said her family is still trying to understand what happened July 7.
“We are still in shock that such a thing could happen in our family,” she said. “We are still trying to process this. There is a lot of muddy water right now. Time will help clear that water up, and healing will begin.”
She said she is grateful to all those who are helping her family through this tough time.
“All of us are trying not to focus on the negative,” she said. “We are focusing on the blessing of friends and family who have shown us so much love and support.”
Peyton Woodlief was also shot that night by the elder Woodlief and continues to receive medical treatment while he is confined on $150,000 bond.
Daniel Woodlief, Peyton Woodlief’s son, was charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot his grandfather, 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief, of 430 Cricket Creek Lane, Kittrell.
Daniel Woodlief was taken into custody July 8.
Since Daniel Woodlief is a juvenile, he cannot be tried as an adult, and his court records are not publicly available.
The incident happened July 7 at 430 Cricket Creek Lane, where deputies responded to an altercation at about 7 p.m. when they found Lloyd Woodlief shot once with a shotgun.
He died on the scene shortly after deputies arrived.
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