The State will seek the death penalty in the double murder case against Warren Lee Raymond Sr., of Catawba.
Prosecutors made the announcement of their intention to proceed with the case as a capital matter during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Raymond, 62, of Catawba, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the September 13, 2018, deaths of his wife, 55-year-old Barbara Jean Parker Raymond, and his son, 30-year-old Warren Lee Raymond Jr.
The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The case remains under investigation by the Catawba Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
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