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12 Yr Old Girl Home With Strep
Murdered - 4 Suspects In Jail
Child Murder Suspects Go To Court Stolen weapon found that could be connected to murder.

By Tom Woerner
Harnett County News Editor

Three Harnett County teens who are accused of killing a 12-year-girl last week made their first court appearance Tuesday morning and remain jailed under high security as they prepare for another hearing today.
Van Roger Smith, 16, Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, 19, and Michael Graham Currie, 18, briefly appeared in Moore County court and were appointed attorneys. All of the suspects have Cameron addresses but live in Harnett County.
Another hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in District Court in Carthage, but authorities have declined to disclose the time of the hearing for security reasons.
The teens were being held without bond Tuesday in the Moore County Detention Center. They have all been charged with first-degree murder and breaking and entering in the death of Emily Elizabeth Haddock.
Emily was found dead Friday in her home on Marks Road outside of Vass. She had stayed home from school with strep throat and was alone when someone broke into the house and shot her several times with a .22-caliber handgun.
Two of the teens lived on Marks Road about six miles from the Haddock home.
Harnett County authorities got a break in the case when they located a stolen .22-caliber handgun on Monday in a car with stolen plates in the Carolina Hills area of the county.
Another teen, Perry Ross Schiro, 19, was charged in that case. He is in the Harnett County Jail on charges of burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property, but is not charged in the murder. Mr. Schiro, who also has a Cameron address, is being held on $100,000 secured bond.
He is accused of stealing the gun last Thursday and authorities believe it could be the weapon used in the murders.
The Moore County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday it is still waiting test results to make a final determination if the stolen gun was used in the murder.
One of the three teens charged in the slaying is suspected in yet another break-in near the scene of the murder. He is considered a "person of interest" in an attempted break-in last Friday about a mile from the Haddock home. He was seen in the area of the break-in before Emily's death.
Two of the three accused killers and Mr. Schiro have extensive criminal records and now are on probation.
Mr. Harrison is on probation for three breaking and entering charges.
Mr. Currie has a long list of convictions including trespassing, simple assault, possession of stolen goods, unauthorized use of a conveyance and misdemeanor larceny.
Mr. Schiro is now on probation for charges of possession of stolen goods, possession with intent to sell schedule five narcotics, simple affray and simple assault.
Mr. Smith has no record with the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
Overhills High School Principal John Castriano said Mr. Smith was a student at his school and the principal was shocked at the news.
"He was just a nice guy so I can say he must have literally fell in with the wrong crowd," Mr. Castriano said. "He was a pleasant young man."
Mr. Castriano said Mr. Currie was a former student at his school.
"I really didn't know him except to say he attended school here," he said.
He did not know about Mr. Harrison's history.
According to The Fayetteville Observer, Emily was laid to rest Tuesday in front of a packed church in front of 400 people in Hope Mills. Flags at the school she attended flew at half-staff in her memory.


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