Women accused in death of man

The Concord residents have been charged with murder and robbery.
By Adam Bell abell@charlotteobserver.com

Concord police announced Wednesday they have arrested two women
on charges of killing an acquaintance during a robbery at the
victim’s house last year.

Police charged Honey Rachel Watson, 26, of Clintwood Drive,
Concord, and Elizabeth Dawn Mullis, 31, of Prior Drive, Concord, in
the death of Lee Bruner, 59, on Feb. 10, 2007.

Deputy Chief Guy Smith said he could not provide a lot of
details on the case, because more arrests may be made.

Smith said police have been actively working the investigation
since Bruner died.

Both women were persons of interest to police since early in the
investigation, Smith said.

“I’m certainly happy we can bring some closure to the
victim’s family,” he said.

Bruner let the women into his house last year at 239 Lincoln St.
S.W., Smith said. Sometime during the robbery, Bruner was struck in
the head, and he died from the blunt force trauma.

Both women were charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a
dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous

Police in San Jose, Calif., picked up Watson. Authorities are
moving to have her extradited to North Carolina.

Mullis is in an N.C. prison in Montgomery County on unrelated
charges that include breaking and entering, larceny, possession of
drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule II controlled


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