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Man arrested for first-degree murder of stepdad

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A homicide investigation is underway for a Dec. 3 incident of a 24-year-old male who allegedly stabbed his stepfather.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies were directed to the scene from 911 dispatch around 6 p.m. Friday. The woman who called the 911 operator, according to a press release, said she feared her brother was going to harm their stepdad.

When deputies arrived to 234 Jamaica Dr., they met Ryan Tambis at the door and noticed blood stained his hands. They saw a man, Raymond Hill, nearby on the floor who had a stab wound. The police detained 23-year-old Tambis and transported 78-year-old Hill to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies took Tambis to the New Hanover County Detention Facility, charged him first degree murder and issued no bond.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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