2 NC men accused in international killing for hire

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The wife of one of two North Carolina men accused of performing an international killing for hire said she was shocked to find herself attending a federal court hearing on charges that could mean life in prison for her husband and his friend.

“I find it hard to believe,” Andrea Stillwell, the wife of Carl “David” Stillwell, said Thursday. “To me that’s not him.”

David Stillwell, 47, and his business partner Adam Samia, 41, both of Roxboro, each face federal charges of conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping in a foreign country, using a firearm in relation to a violent crime and money laundering conspiracy.

They were arrested Wednesday in Roxboro, about 60 miles northeast of Greensboro. If convicted, the men could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record