26 April 2019 :
A Carteret County jury handed down a death sentence for David Isaiah Godwin in the 2016 murder of Wendy Tamagne. A jury found Mr. Godwin, 28, White, guilty on 5 counts of 1st degree murder April 12. After about 2 1/2 hours of deliberation Tuesday, the same jury unanimously recommended the death penalty for the man who beat, strangled and stabbed Ms. Tamagne, 37, to death before dismembering her body and fleeing to Oregon on July 4, 2016. Presiding Superior Court Judge Joshua Willey upheld the jury’s recommendation Tuesday afternoon and officially imposed Mr. Godwin’s death sentence. Mr. Godwin joins the ranks of 141 other death row inmates awaiting execution in North Carolina, according to the N.C. Department of Corrections. There has not been an execution carried out in the state since 2006.