Perquimans man sentenced to 21-27 years for 2012 fatal shooting
By Peter Williams
The Perquimans Weekly
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
HERTFORD — A Perquimans County man was sentenced to between 21 and 27 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in the shooting death of another Perquimans man five years ago.
Ramel Samuels, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 2012 shooting death of Tre’ Brothers, 19, of Albemarle Road. Samuels also pleaded guilty to shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Superior Court Judge J.C. Cole sentenced Samuels to serve a prison sentence of no less than 21 years and no more than 27 years.
Prior to his guilty plea, Samuels had been charged with first-degree murder.
Perquimans Sheriff Shelby White said Brothers was standing inside his house in April 2012 when Samuels shot him through a screen door with a shotgun. Samuels and another suspect, Yanaula G. Stratikis, fled the area after Brothers’ shooting, White said.
Samuels was later captured in New York, where he was held until he was extradited back to North Carolina in February 2016.
Stratikis remains in custody awaiting trial.