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Suspect will face murder charge

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on December 18, 2009 1:46 PM

Nathan Hales Faison

A 45-year-old Goldsboro man originally charged with involuntary manslaughter was indicted this month on a count of second-degree murder, a far more serious charge.

Nathan Hales Faison, of East Walnut Street, allegedly assaulted Gerald Anthony King, an acquaintance, in November 2008.

Goldsboro police spokesman Sgt. Chad Calloway said New Bern police were alerted to King's death by medical examiners based in Greenville. New Bern authorities in turn contacted Goldsboro police, who looked into the matter further, the sergeant said.

Through further investigation, police said that King had "developed a medical condition directly related to the assault," implicating Faison's alleged responsibility for the death.

At the time, Faison was jailed under a $5,000 bond before a March 2 first appearance in Wayne County District Court.

Now, according to indictments filed this month, Faison is being prosecuted under the more serious offense of second-degree murder, according to court records.