Double murder victim may have predicted her own death

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police believe one victim of a double murder may have predicted her own death.

A week after a man and woman were found murdered inside a house on Coppock Street in North Memphis, many of their belongings sat on a curb Thursday.

Neighbors said they rest easier knowing 29-year-old Vershane Anderson is in jail.

"Something is wrong with him in his mind to take a life, two lives," said neighbor Belinda Roby.

Nina Powell and Charlie Perry were both found shot to death in a bedroom the day before Thanksgiving.  According to an affidavit of complaint, "Nina Powell went to a witness's house the day before she was murdered and told the witness she would be dead before Thanksgiving and Shane is the one who would kill her."

"For her to tell somebody that, if it was her last statement, you would assume that she knew what she was saying," said neighbor Maurice West.

Anderson is known in the neighborhood as "Shane."  He was the last person seen with the victims.

It is unclear why Anderson may have wanted Powell and Perry dead.  All three have criminal histories in Shelby County.

Anderson is charged with two counts of first degree murder.  No bond has been set.

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