Murder Suspect Faces Judge Today


by Ashley Armstrong



LENOIR, N.C.-- A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Lenoir faces a judge today.

Police arrested 36-year-old Michael Whisnant on Friday night. They found Tammy Benge's body inside his home on Wild Cherry Lane after they got a call for a welfare check. Reports say he has a history of violence.

Whisnant has two court dates scheduled for assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon.

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