Woman accused of murder facing more charges in Lenoir County

Woman accused of murder facing more charges in Lenoir County

Deputies say Shy’messa Epps is charged with two counts of felony child neglect/abuse in addition to the murder count.

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A woman accused of murder is now facing more charges in one Eastern Carolina county.

Lenoir County deputies say Shy’messa Epps is charged with two counts of felony child neglect/abuse as a result of the deadly shooting that happened March 4th on Highway 55.

Killed was Amie Heath who was shot in the head.

Amie Heath

Amie Heath

Deputies say Epps and a 17-year-old boy were charged with murder, attempted first degree murder, discharging weapon into occupied property, and discharging weapon into occupied property with serious bodily injury.

Epps had a one and a three-year-old in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, according to deputies.

Deputies say the victim was involved in a traffic accident at the Lighthouse Food Mart, at Highway 11 and 55, and that those involved followed her to the home on Highway 55 about two miles away where the shooting happened.

The name of the 17-year-old hasn’t been released because of his age.

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