Bladenboro woman going to prison for murder

By: Erin Smith -

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladenboro woman will be spending a long time in state prison after pleading guilty to murdering her husband.

According to published reports, Becky Johnson Nance plead guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Dewey Franklin Nance, 55, in February 2013.

According to the Bladen Journal’s archives, the incident took place at a home on N.C. 410 on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. According to the story, a phone call was received at Bladen County 9-1-1 at about 6:30 a.m. from Nance stating she had shot her husband.

“A call was received by 9-1-1 telecommunications from Becky Nance that she needed law enforcement …” said then Capt. Rodney Hester of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. “When deputies arrived, they found Dewey Franklin Hester … had been shot and killed.”

Nance reportedly admitted to officers who arrived on the scene that she had shot her husband and she allowed officers to arrest her. She was charged at the time with first-degree murder and transported to a maximum security facility in Raleigh after Nance told officers she thought she might harm herself.

On Tuesday, Nance was sentenced to 14 to 17 years and 10 months in prison with credit for time served, according to reports.

Erin Smith can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.
Nance sentenced to 14-17 years

Erin Smith