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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:56 am

beaufort — A Richlands man remains in jail with no bond charged in the stabbing death of Gary Harris, 33, of Cedar Point.

Curtis Liddell Pate, 29, had his first appearance in court Monday.

He is charged with one open count of murder by authorities for a stabbing incident Sunday.

District Court Judge David McFayden told Mr. Pate during the hearing in district court he could face the death penalty or life in prison in the death of Mr. Harris and did not set a bond.

New Bern Attorney David Gurganus represented Mr. Pate for his first appearance. Mr. Pate’s next court appearance is set for Jan. 10 of next year.

CEDAR POINT — A Richlands man faces a murder charge in a stabbing death over an altercation with a woman.

Curtis Liddell Pate, 29, 1704 Richlands Road, is charged with an open count of murder and remains in the county jail in Beaufort with no bond.

According to County Sheriff’s Department authorities, deputies and Cape Carteret police responded about 2 a.m. Saturday to 109 Cedar Lane, Apartment 6, pertaining to a stabbing.

Mr. Pate is accused of stabbing Gary Harris, 33, in the neck then fleeing the scene. He was later apprehended by deputies in a residence in Hubert without incident.

Mr. Harris was transported to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City where he later died.

Mr. Pate is scheduled for his first court appearance Monday in Beaufort.

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  • CARTERETISCORRUPT posted at 12:02 pm on Wed, Dec 18, 2013.


    Hosed, no. Violated by the corrupt court, yes. But, the game is not over yet. The fat lady has yet to sing.

    And it will be good.

  • CARTERETISCORRUPT posted at 12:01 pm on Wed, Dec 18, 2013.


    Great idea! That is how the system works. But, so does the soap box.
    But it also requires folks like YOU to do something other than just blog.
    This I am doing, and holding accountable those who are corrupt.
    Stay tuned.

    If you don't like my postings, don't follow them.

  • CARTERETISCORRUPT posted at 11:58 am on Wed, Dec 18, 2013.


    He should have been told that he could be found not guilty also, as in the case of self defense, which this could very well be.
    Self defense: a foreign concept in this court.

  • CARTERETISCORRUPT posted at 11:56 am on Wed, Dec 18, 2013.


    McFayden is an ex district attorney. Not much hope for a fair trial for this man, at least in this court. We should never let a district attorney ascend to a judgeship, they never stop thinking as a prosecutor. I don't know if this man is guilty or not, it is for a jury to decide, but being given a fair trial does concern us all.
    In this court that will not happen.

  • DrimeSonDrime posted at 11:50 pm on Mon, Dec 16, 2013.

    DrimeSonDrime Posts: 71

    Yes Carteretiscorrupt...we know you got hosed by LE and the Criminal Justice system.

    Run for Sheriff or an elected office so you can change things. PLEASE we are in need of such distinguished objective leaders like yourself.

  • CARTERETISCORRUPT posted at 6:10 am on Mon, Dec 16, 2013.


    Could be a self defense stabbing. Could be. But in this county, you are guilty before proven innocent, for sure.


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