Warren County Man Sentenced for 2013 Murder


A Warren County man took an Alford plea for second degree murder on Wednesday.

William Henry Hunter Jr., 27, of Manson, was sentenced to 144 to 185 months for his role in the 2013 death of Royvitt Lawedy Fortson.

Fortson, a resident of Norlina, died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during the evening hours on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

The shooting occurred at the BP gas station at 927 Oine Road in Norlina and was investigated by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.

Typically, an Alford plea is chosen by a defendant who maintains their innocence but admits the State has sufficient evidence to convict and agrees to be treated as guilty.

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