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JOURNAL FILE PHOTO BY CHARLIE BUCHANAN -- 1984 -- Deborah Sykes, Sentinel News filed 7/10/84 (personnel mug made when Sykes was hired--CB). Sykes was killed in August, 1984. Darryl Hunt is serving a life sentence for the murder. HUNT PROJECT Published as part of a Journal graphic by Nicholas Weir, J 11-16-03, A10, P. Zerwick reporter. JNOW 11-16-03. J 11-17-03, A4, P. Zerwick reporter. J 11-18-03, A8, P. Zerwick reporter. J 11-19-03, A14, P. Zerwick reporter. J 11-20-03, A10, P. Zerwick reporter. J 11-21-03, A12, P. Zerwick reporter. J 11-22-03, A10, P. Zerwick reporter. J 11-23-03, A8, P. Zerwick reporter. Published as a part of a Journal graphic by Nicholas Weir J 12-24-03, A8, P. Wilson, P. Zerwick, M. Hewlett and P. Garber reporters. J 01-03-04, A11 (My View column), Sandra Campbell Guest Columnist. J 01-07-04, A9, B. Herbert NY Times. J 12-16-04, A10, P. Zerwick reporter. J 02-23-07, A1, Skybox.
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:44 pm
In 1984, the murder of Deborah Sykes shocked Winston-Salem. She was a 26-year-old copy editor at The Sentinel, then the city's afternoon newspaper. She was on her way to work on the morning of Aug. 10, 1984, when she was raped and stabbed.
That case, including the conviction and later acquittal of Darryl Hunt, is the subject of "On Her Own," the latest episode of the crime documentary series "Cold Blood." It will air on Investigation Discovery (channel 251 in Time Warner Cable's digital tier, or 1251 in high-definition) at 9 p.m. tonight.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:44 pm.