News 14 Carolina, Jan. 5, 2003
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The man police accused of killing a Seattle Missionary, is scheduled to be in a Mecklenburg County courtroom, Monday.
Police charged 21-year-old Eugene DeMorris Evans, with the murder of 18-year-old Ad: Vacation? City Trip? Weekend Break? Book Skip-the-line tickets
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She was on a mission trip to Charlotte, from her home in Seattle.
Byrne was killed August 18, while soliciting funds for the Unification Church, at the Roseland Apartments in South Charlotte.
Prosecutors have announced they will seek the death penalty for Evans.
Police have said that he admitted luring Byrne to a vacant apartment, and robbing, strangling, and sexually assaulting her.
He is in jail, without bond.
Meantime, Byrne’s parents have visited Evans in jail. They have offered their forgiveness, and have told the district attorney, they oppose the death penalty.