Woman accused in assault and murder of Salisbury mother turns herself in

SALISBURY, N.C. — Salisbury police have arrested a woman who is accused of killing a mother and hitting another woman in the face with a deadly weapon last month.

Sindy Lina Abbitt, 33, of 340 Adolphus Road, turned herself in to police Thursday morning. She was wanted for first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers were called to 325 Crown Point Drive just after 11 p.m. on May 24 after receiving a call about a home invasion and robbery.

When they arrived, police found 38-year-old Lacynda Feimster shot dead inside her home.

Another person inside the home, Feimster's mother, had been hit in the face with a weapon and taken to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center. Her injuries were described as minor.

Family members said Feimster was a mother of four and had just celebrated one of her son's birthdays Tuesday.

Channel 9 spoke with Feimster's brother, Meaco Rucker, who said his sister was a hard-working, loving mother who always put family first.

"It just doesn’t make any sense for this to happen," he said. "It's the worst. Words not coming out like I want it to, but if anyone has any information in this senseless crime, please notify the police department."

Rucker also described what led to his sister's death.

"Well everything happened so fast. She said someone knocked on the door and asked for some money. One thing led to another ... just erupted and really that's all that I have heard at this point, Rucker said"

"It's just time for this senseless violence in North Carolina to stop," Rucker said. "It's just too much."

Anyone with information is urged to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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