NORLINA, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities are searching for a man who they say shot and killed his 15-year-old son and later used Facebook to admit to shooting and critically wounding his ex-wife.
Earl Valentine. (Screengrab from news video)
Norlina Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew said Earl Valentine kicked in the door to his ex-wife’s Warren County home Tuesday and shot her before killing his son. The chief said he later talked to Valentine on the phone and described him as “cold and callous” and showing no remorse for the shootings.
Bartholomew also confirmed that Valentine posted on his Facebook page that “I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming.” The post has since been removed.
The chief said a domestic protection order was in place but expired last month.
Valentine is facing a first-degree murder charge in his son’s death.