Man charged with murder after woman found dead inside Davidson County home

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a woman found dead inside a Davidson County home on Sunday.

Gregory Laverne Kennedy, 45, is being held without bond in the Davidson County jail on a murder charge in the death of 50-year-old Wanda Taylor.

Crews were called to a home at 119 Lanie Creek Drive shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday where the victim was found fatally shot.

It was a shock for family and friends, and also for neighbors who woke up to the Sunday morning.

“I was on my way to church and I saw all of the cars up and down the road and the lawn all taped off, and I knew something had, something drastic had happened, let’s put it that way,” said Joseph Clawson, who lives nearby.

One neighbor told FOX8 the sister of the victim knocked on her door at around 7:20 Sunday morning, asking to use her neighbor’s phone to call 911 because her sister was shot.

Investigators say Taylor was visiting her sister and her boyfriend, who lived in the home on Lanie Creek Drive.

“We pray for the family, that’s all you can do is pray for the family who lost a loved one. And it’s in the Lord’s hands,” Clawson said.

Kennedy is supposed to go before a judge Monday for the first time. It’s still not clear what lead up to the shooting.


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