Winston-Salem man charged with killing his caregiver said he killed her with a guitar

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David Darrell Thomas

David Darrell Thomas

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man accused of murder in the death of his caregiver told responding officers that he killed her with a guitar, according to a search warrant filed in his case.

On Monday, a Forsyth County grand jury indicted David Darrell Thomas, 60, on first-degree murder charges in the death of Ruby Duncan Johnson, 72. Winston-Salem police have said Thomas assaulted Johnson around 5 p.m. June 18, resulting in her death.

According to a search warrant, officers who responded to Johnson’s house on Rumley Circle found Thomas standing in front of another house.

“I killed her,” he said, according to the search warrant. “I hit her with a guitar. I took her head right off.”

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal