Greenville, N.C. -- Five women have been arrested in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy who was shot during a dispute that police said involved a long-running feud between two groups of women.
Police say the five were in a car Tuesday night when a man in the car opened fire near the home where Christopher Foggs was playing, killing the child.
Jemaul Rauol Green, 19, was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond. The five women also have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held on $1 million bond.
Kaydorsy Adams, 16, and Vonzail Adams, 24, who are sisters; Ebony Greene, 17; Tarsua L. Hardy, 30; and Tamara Thomas, 18, made their first appearance in court Friday.
If convicted, Ebony Greene and Kadorsky Adams face life in prison because of their age. Vonzeil Adams, Hardy and Thomas face life in prison or the death penalty, Judge Gwyn Hilburn said during the hearing at the detention center.
None of the women pulled the trigger on the 9 mm gun that killed Foggs, Ayden Police Chief Bennie Benson said.
The suspects were involved in a dispute with another group of girls that Foggs' mother said includes some of his cousins. The relatives were sitting on the porch of the house when the shooting occurred.
Investigators are not sure what sparked the dispute, although they have been told the groups were arguing over which girls were more attractive.
"I don't know all of what it consists of," Benson said. "One of the (suspects) stated that that was part of the reason, and I understand that it's been an ongoing thing. It started with a couple of the girls maybe being in the school, and it's kind of left the school and came out into the streets."
Others have said the girls were feuding over boys.
Green and the five women have probable cause hearings scheduled May 6.
Foggs' aunt said the family wants justice for Christopher's death.
"I really want them to be punished if they had anything to do with it," Mamie Pettway, Foggs' aunt, said. "We're not angry with the girls, even though they were wrong for what they did, because they're suffering now. They're suffering. You can believe that they're truly suffering. We do want justice to prevail. We just pray for the other families, because they're hurting now."