The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Local News

September 23, 2009

Defendant doesn't remember shooting

The man accused of murder in August 2008 took the witness stand Tuesday in Edgecombe County Superior Court.

Bobby Ray Bordeaux Jr., 38, is accused first-degree murder in the shooting death of 44-year-old Clifton Jackson, during an altercation at the Hogs Pen Pub near Macclesfield in the early morning of Aug. 31, 2008.

He is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill causing serious injury, for shooting John Warlick, 50, at the bar that night.

The defendant, his wife and a psychiatrist were among the witnesses Tuesday who described their roles before, during and after the shootings.

Bordeaux said he went to the bar that night to celebrate the birthday of two of his younger brothers, Steve and Alan. Because of his alcohol use that day and night, he told jurors that he could only remember "pieces" of Aug. 30-31.

Bordeaux said he could remember that he drove his brother Alan's dirt bike to the pub, with the last thing he could remember from that night was that he collected change for a game of pool. The next thing he said he remembered was being handcuffed and presented before the magistrate, being read the charges against him.

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Sgt. Gene Harrell told the jury Monday the defendant had been so drunk that he could not even question him that night about the incident.

Bordeaux's wife, Robin, said she learned that her husband was at the bar that night and had come to take him home. While Bordeaux and his brother Eddie followed her out the door, Robin said Eddie exchanged words and "took a swing" at Jackson, who then hit Eddie and knocked him to the ground.

Robin said Jackson was standing "right in front of me," when she got ready to turn to go towards Eddie, who was separated and being held on the ground by the bar's owner.

Text Only
Local News
  • United Way.jpg United Way is ‘The light at the end of the tunnel’

     “The light at the end of the tunnel.”
    That’s the phrase that Kirk Scott used to describe United Way Tar River Region community champions and one of the non-profit organization’s agencies – Christian Fellowship Home of Nash and Edgecombe Counties.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local candidates attend forum

    Two days before early voting begins for the May 6 primary, 22 candidates participated in the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission Forum Tuesday night.

    April 24, 2014

  • Canoe on the Tar River set for May 1

    The Tar River Land Conservancy in partnership with the Town of Tarboro has scheduled its annual Tar River Paddle Trip for 8:30 a.m. beginning at Bell’s Bridge on N.C. Highway 33 North and will follow the Tar River to the Riverfront Park in downtown Tarboro.

    April 24, 2014

  • BOE to make budget case in joint meeting

    Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) officials will have a chance to make their case for additional county funding Monday when the board of education and Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners hold a joint meeting.

    April 24, 2014

  • Keeping children safe is concern for DSS

    Blue and silver pinwheels lining the sidewalks in front of the Edgecombe County Human Services Building in downtown Tarboro bring to mind laughter, birthday parties, being carefree – all the elements of a happy childhood.

    April 23, 2014

  • Tarboro officially receives retirement community certificate

    The Town of Tarboro was officially presented with a certificate proclaiming it as a Certified Retirement Community Designation during a short presentation ceremony Tuesday in the town hall council chamber.

    April 23, 2014

  • Medicine drop off Saturday at Thorne and Bryan drug stores

    Prescription drugs left in medicine cabinets or lying around the house can be an easy target for abuse or the beginning of a journey of drug abuse.

    April 23, 2014

  • Soul food restaurant opens downtown Tarboro

    The savory fragrance of hot sauce and wings wafted through downtown Friday at the new restaurant in town – Southern Soul With D’Wings.

    April 21, 2014

  • Carol J. Hatchel Poetry Prize

    Edgecombe County writers have an opportunity to participate in a poetry and short fiction contest in memory of Carol J. Hatchel.

    April 18, 2014

  • helping hands.jpg New organization to offer the community ‘Helping Hands’

    The Rev. Jonah Walston's idea of assisting citizens of Edgecombe County, who have fallen on financial hard times, is collecting steam as other churches are buying into the idea.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Raw: Kangaroo Rescued From Swimming Pool Raw: 3 American Doctors Killed in Afghanistan Raw: Obama Arrives at State Dinner in Tokyo Raw: Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot Raw: Obama Visits Meiji Shrine in Tokyo Stars Talk Guns N' Roses at Golden Gods New Pictures of Ship That Sank in 1888 Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Goes to Court SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye'
Facebook
Twitter Updates