Son charged with killing his mom and another person


NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, Onslow County - McKinsey Britton, the man charged with killing his mother and another person in his home on New Year's Day, made his first appearance in Onslow County District Court Tuesday afternoon.

North Topsail Beach Police identified the victims as Connie Britton, 56, of Surf City, and Dowell Gray, 71. They said Connie Britton was the mother of the suspect.

According to a report from North Topsail Beach Police, the younger Britton called police around 1:15 a.m. on New Year's Day to report he had shot two people in his home. He was taken into custody without incident after officers arrived on scene. He is charged with two counts of open murder.

Britton will have another court date on Jan. 22. He remains in the Onslow County Jail under no bond.

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