UNC Professor Murdered For Wallet

By Ran Northam Posted July 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

Two men are charged with the murder of a UNC professor last week, and all they got away with was a wallet.

Feng Liu

Feng Liu

The incident occurred around 1:00 p.m. last Wednesday. Fifty-nine-year-old Feng Liu was taking a break around lunchtime to get some fresh air on a walk he regularly took through the streets of Chapel Hill. Derick Davis, II of Durham and Troy Arrington, Jr. of Chapel Hill caught up with him near the corner of West University Drive and Ransom Street. Liu was hit on the head with a rock, according to the prosecutor of the case, in the attempted robbery.

Chapel Hill Police Public Information Lieutenant Josh Mecimore told WCHL Monday morning that the investigation is ongoing. He says, to his knowledge, the only things taken were a wallet and its contents.

Davis and Arrington will appear again in Orange County District Court Monday, August 11 for charges of first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and common law robbery. Davis was also charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods.

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