Murder suspect to be arraigned

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, June 23, 2010

COURTLAND—A Newsoms man suspected in a 2009 murder in Courtland will be arraigned Thursday, June 24, in Southampton County Circuit Court.

Troy Mayfield is accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old Brandon Keith Turner at an apartment complex on Oak Trail on the night of March 3. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Turner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

It was the second time Turner, who had a Petersburg address, had been attacked at the apartment complex. He was shot in the face at point-blank range there on May 31, 2008. Eric Parker of Franklin was sentenced in February for the 2008 shooting.

Mayfield, who was arrested in December, faces charges of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.