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This morning a judge deferred bond for Dexter Anderson, who's being charged with the murder of his live-in girlfriend. What started out as a domestic dispute, turned into gunfire. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Blood spots stain Anderson's Keysville home where he is suspected of killing his girlfriend. Burke County investigators say Anderson, 24, was in a frantic rage, cussing and beating on the walls, when deputies were responding to a possible suicide. Deputies say Charlotta Lockhart, 26, was sitting on the couch motionless with blood around her head. Anderson was screaming about Burke County EMA taking too long to get to the house. He punched his hand through a glass window. Deputies used pepper spray to subdue him enough to get him hand cuffed.

"I just never known for him to be that type of person," said Cierra Williams, who lives down the road from Anderson and Lockhart.

Cierra Williams lives just down the road from Anderson. She says in high school he was quiet and shy; a completely different description of the man accused of fatally shooting Lockhart. Investigators say Lockhart was shot in the back of the head. She was rushed to the hospital and died from that wound.

Anderson was also taken to the hospital, where he told deputies he did not trust Lockhart, and earlier they got into a fight and he hit her.

"When I used to see them, they would always be laughing or talking," Williams said. "I mean, I never knew that they had problems."

Anderson is being held in the Burke County Jail where he'll wait for his second court appearance.


24 year old Dexter Alexander Anderson is charged with the murder of his girlfriend and being held at the Burke County Jail without bond.

Investigators said they responded to the Keysville home around 9:30 Saturday night in regards to a shooting following a domestic dispute.

Anderson's girlfriend was transported to the Burke County Medical Center where she later died from at least one gunshot wound.

This is Burke County's first murder of 2013.

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