Sussex man charged with homicide in Southampton County

Published 12:18 pm Sunday, July 7, 2019

[Editor’s note: This version corrects the suspect’s name and relation to the victim, both of which were first given incorrectly to the paper.


A 20-year-old Sussex man is reportedly in custody on the charge of killing a woman on Angelico Road early Sunday morning, according to officials with the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Issac O’Neal Taylor

Diamond Mon-ae Daniels, 20, a student at the University of North Carolina, was found dead at her home in the 24000 block of Angelico Road. She had allegedly been killed at approximately 4 a.m. The suspect is her stepbrother, Issac O’Neal Taylor.

About an hour after the alleged crime, the┬ásuspect reportedly turned himself into the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, saying that he had killed someone.

Taylor is charged with first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The Tidewater News will provide more details as they become available.