CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina college student slain while confronting a gunman in his classroom was being given a heros send-off Thursday as his body is taken back to his hometown with a police escort.
Riley Howells body was scheduled to depart from a Charlotte funeral home Thursday morning en route to Waynesville in the western part of the state.
Meanwhile, the suspect accused of killing Howell and another student at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, while wounding four others, was due to appear in the afternoon to face charges including murder and attempted murder.
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