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Was Murder Suspect Roughed Up By Police?

Hi again everyone, Paul Cameron here in the WBTV Newsroom.

Tonight at 11:00PM—police arrest the man who last saw Monroe teen Phylicia Barnes alive.  Afterwards, Michael Johnson wound up with a scrape and bruise under his eye.  Johnson's attorney claims police roughed him up. 

We're also talking to the victim's father about the arrest which took more than a year.  Police suspected Johnson from the beginning, but only now feel they have enough evidence to make the murder charge stick.

Who's the new member of the Panthers?  He's a draft pick that some welcome, but others are left scratching their heads over.  Delano Little is following tonight's NFL draft and has the sad story of the Bobcats in their last chance to avoid ignominy.

We'll show you the new "recyclable society"—people who live to buy other people's storage stuff, then sell it for a profit.

And, video that will tick you off—a teenager steals a 96-year old woman's purse, knocking her to the ground and breaking two ribs.  Find out how cops were able to catch him.

Join Molly Grantham and me for Charlotte's first choice for news—WBTV News at 11:00.

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