Police make arrest in 2008 quadruple homicide

The four victims were all found dead inside an apartment in southwest Charlotte.
Dominick Oneill Daise

A 32-year-old man is facing four counts of murder after he was arrested in connection with a quadruple homicide that happened more than a decade ago.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the suspect as Dominick Oneill Daise.

Police say Daise is responsible for the 2008 killings of four people whose bodies were found inside an apartment is southwest Charlotte. CMPD identified the suspects as William Royster, 45, Andrew Babyak, 43, Cherilyn Crawford, 31, and Timothy Stone, 33.

In announcing the arrest, CMPD did not offer a motive for the killing and did not say what evidence they found that linked Daise to the crime.

The killings happened inside an apartment in the 700 block of High Meadow Lane in CMPD’s Steele Creek Division. Police learned of the shootings when two people flagged down an officer 5:47 a.m. on March 24, 2008.

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When police entered the apartment, the victims were already dead.

According to Mecklenburg jail records, Daise was arrested twice in 2017, each time charged with assault on a government employee.

CMPD said the homicide arrest was made following an investigation led by the department’s Homicide Cold Case Unit, which was created in 2003. The unit has reviewed 179 homicides dating as far back as 1979 and has cleared 49 of those cases, the department said

“Members of this team continue to seek justice for all victims of homicide,” a police spokesman said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrest.

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