submit a death
Brittini Ward (25) was murdered by her mother and a cousin
Published: Jun 06, 2012 @ 9:30 PM
Brittini Ward (25)
May 05, 2010
Cause of Death:
view their profile
A Charlotte mother has been charged with murder in the May 5 death of her daughter, 25-year-old Brittini Ward.
Police on Wednesday arrested Dawn Michelle Ward, 48, at her parents' home in Lexington County, S.C. She was charged with murder and waived extradition.
Also charged with Brittini's murder is 24-year-old Derek Ward, the victim's cousin. Police arrested Derek Ward May 25. They also charged him with raping the victim.
In addition to the murder charge, police on Wednesday also charged Dawn Ward with incest with Derek Ward, her nephew. She was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.
Police so far have released few details of the killing.
On May 5, paramedics and police were dispatched on a medical call to an apartment in the 8100 block of Providence Court Lane in south Charlotte. Upon arrival, they found Brittini Ward inside. Emergency personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.
Police have not released a cause of death.
As the investigation continued, homicide detectives were contacted by "extended family members from out of state with new information regarding the case," according to a police report. That information led to Derek Ward's arrest. Police said he and Brittini lived at the same address.
Derek Ward and his aunt, Dawn Ward, are both being held in the Mecklenburg jail.
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Nelson Hughes (50) died after a battle with lung cancer
Nelson W. Hughes, 50, died Monday, September 29, 2014 at his residence in Rumford. He was born in New Milford, CT on April 5, 1964, the son of Nelson and Leanna (McBreairty) Hughes and was raised and attended schools in Allagash, Maine.
Millicent MacFarland (58) died after a battle with cancer
The Clerk of the Maine House Hon. Millicent M. MacFarland of Augusta passed away on Saturday surrounded by friends and family after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was 58.
Kelsey Toebben (22) and Justin Gaddis (25) died in a head-on auto collision
Four people are dead and two are hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on collision in Morgan County Friday night.
Fox News reporter Dominic Di-Natale (43) took his own life
Veteran Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale, who recently reported on the riots in Ferguson, Mo., has been found dead of an apparent suicide.
Patrick Spitler (20) was killed by his brother Riley (16) in an accidental shooting
The 16-year-old brother of Patrick Spitler, 20, shot and killed on Dec. 6, faces murder charges related to the incident, Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com