Neighbors rally behind NC 16-year-old charged with murder

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A community is rallying behind a 16-year-old charged with the murder of her mother’s boyfriend.

Deanna Watson, 16, is facing a felony murder charge for allegedly stabbing 36-year-old Omar Dunbar inside the apartment she lived in with her mother and siblings.

Dozens of neighbors gathered in a courtyard behind the apartment Sunday, passing out fliers and trying to raise money for her defense. They told WSOC the stabbing was in self-defense.

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