Suspect in mom’s murder on playground booked in NC

Nathaniel Elijah Dixon

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Nathaniel Dixon is now back in NC, where he will stand trial in the death of Candace Pickens and her unborn child.

Dixon was booked into the Buncombe Co. Detention Center Tuesday.

He is being held without bond.

Dixon has a public defender out of the Capital Defenders Office out of Durham.

His next court date is for probable cause on June 15th in courtroom 3B.

Police in Columbus, Ohio arrested Dixon less than a day after the shooting that happened on May 12.

Dixon is charged with first degree Murder and first degree Murder of an Unborn Child after the medical examiner determined Pickens was pregnant when she died.

Dixon is also charged with Attempted Murder in the shooting of Pickens’ young son who is recovering from surgery after being shot in the head.

Police say Pickens of Asheville was found near Ira B. Jones Elementary on Kimberly Ave.

Dixon waived extradition and was given a $1 million bond Thursday in a Franklin County municipal court.


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