Monday, April 28, 2008

Response to John Hawthorne

While we respectfully acknowledge the good service to NC given by John Hawthorne as special agent with the SBI, we feel that we must protest his description of Debbie Key, as he had presented in the NC Wanted production, "The Disappearance of Debbie Key."

Mr. Hawthorne describes Debbie as a woman who may be bribed by the offering of alcoholic beverages by strange men in a bar, into granting favors of accompaniment.

Those of us who knew Debbie Key when she was still with us feel this description is unfair and inaccurate. We know this person to be of a more ladylike character, who maintained strict sexual boundaries, even among her closest friends. She was not at all the kind of person who would use her feminine charms to solicit drinks from strangers, but quite the contrary.

Debbie was a lady in many ways. She did not even approve of having "salty" language spoken in her presence, and had gotten her friends used to saying things like, "gosh darn it."
All the single guys in our circle of friends knew that it was okay to ask her to dance, to enjoy a hug now and then, but not to expect it to go any further than that.

Friends of Debbie Key have not attempted to paint Debbie up as an angel, though she was angelic at times, but have always admitted that Debbie liked to drink.
This to us did not make her a bad person, and certainly not a person who deserved to die for saying "no."
Please do not punish us for our honesty, but try to give our friend more credit than that.

Readers and viewers of Debbie's story are advised to wear filters concerning such descriptions of her character.
Debbie was a lady, and she did not practice such habits at the bar, or anywhere else.
We see this as just another example of the "blame the victim" syndrome.
We do not, however, blame Mr. Hawthorne as the originator of this interpretation
Your comments are welcome.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Video Now Available

For those who have missed it --
A video of NC Wanted's "The Disappearance of Debbie Key - Part One" is now available on the NC Wanted website. Use link from the links list.
Part Two is on Saturday April 26

Friday, April 18, 2008

Message from NC Wanted


Programming Alert: For the next two Saturday nights, see the stunning results of NC WANTED's year-long investigation into Carrboro's unsolved case of Debbie Key. NC WANTED was granted exclusive access to three of the principal figures in this controversial case, including the lead investigator, the former D.A. and the primary suspect.

For anyone who tracks high-profile controversial cases, these next two shows are a must-see.

For more, go to

NC WANTED airs Saturday nights after the 10 O'clock News on FOX50,
and after WRAL's 11 O'clock News on WILM-TV in Wilmington.

CALL 1.866.43.WANTED to Report A Tip, hotline specialists are available day or night

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Debbie Key on TV

The Debbie Key episode of NC Wanted will be aired next Saturday, April 19.
This episode will feature interviews with several friends, music by Storm Front, our candlelight vigil, and, as a special surprise, an interview with our suspect.

Any NC Wanted Alert I have posted will show the times for watching it. Have your VCR ready. We be on TV!
April 14 - Have just received word from NC Wanted that this will be a two part story.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Cesar Laurean Arrested

Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean was arrested in Mexico Thursday night April 10 at 7:00 PM EDT.
Lauren is charged in the murder of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach.
A press conference will be held 2:00 PM Friday April 11.

Here's another link

More Good News!

You may not believe this, but soon after posting the above message, the following alert from NC Wanted arrived in my inbox. A BIG SURPRISE for all of us apprears at the bottom!

CAPTURE ALERT: The international manhunt is over. Target Twenty fugitive Cesar Laurean has been captured on a street in the small town of Tacambaro, Michoacan in Mexico.

One report indicates Laurean told police he had been sleeping in fields and eating avocados.

Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson immediately cautioned that "it could be a year or two" for authorities to bring Laurean back to North Carolina if he decides to fight the extradition process.

A press conference is scheduled for 2p.m. today at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

For more on this developing story, go to and

NC WANTED will be pre-empted this Saturday due to NASCAR on FOX Network. NC WANTED returns next week with an all-new episode covering the controversial case of Debbie Key in Carrboro. The primary suspect in the case has granted NC WANTED an exclusive interview.

NC WANTED airs again on Saturday night, April 19, after the 10 O'clock News on FOX 50,
and after WRAL's 11 O'clock News on WILM-TV in Wilmington.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Eve Carson Memorial Concert

Eve Carson Memorial Concert is this Saturday, April 12, at the Wilson Library on UNC Campus in Chapel Hill, NC, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
info on the concert here

More News

Members of Friends of Debbie Key got married.
Joy Preslar and Steve Moriarty were married on Feb 29 of this year, but have been keeping it secret until now. Joy and Steve both sing and play for "Storm Front," a popular local rock 'n' roll band, and will be performing for Carrboro Day on May 4.
Joy has a birthday this month on April 26.

My wonderful niece, Julie Higgins, also has a birthday this month on April 23.

Has it become a fad for people on probation to see how much more trouble they can get into? Check out the clowns who shot at a Raleigh police officer to get out of a ticket for littering.
They could have just paid a fine.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spring Cleaning for DOC

Robert Lee Guy, director of the Division of Community Corrections, has described the situation as "Flat-Out Embarrassing."

The NC Department of Corrections is under investigation due to the tragic loss of Eve Carson, and it doesn't look good for them.
So far, the top 3 managers have already been removed from Wake County Probation Dept., and it looks like many more will lose jobs before this investigation is over.

It appears that Lovette was released from jail 2 days before the shooting death of Abhijit Mahato, which was just 6 weeks before the death of Eve Carson. During this time, Lovette has never once met with his probation officer.

According to Mr. Guy, Lovette's probation officer should not even have been working as a probation officer, as she had not completed her basic training.

See my sources here,
and here

A trial date has been set for May 5.
Chances seem to be rather slim they will get out on probation again.
Last Sunday night in Durham, another murder has occured. This one also was by a man who was on probation, Cory Anthony Jiggets.