Latrese Curtis was a student at N.C. Central University.
Robert Lee Adams Reaves, who served as a bishop with the Living In Favor Global Network Churches in Goldsboro, is charged with murdering Latrese Curtis, a student at N.C. Central University in Durham.
was stabbed to death in January, and her
body was dumped along Interstate 540 in Wake County.
The bespectacled Reaves, wearing an orange-and-white striped jumpsuit, was brought to court Friday from Central Prison, where he
has been held since his
arrest.Reaves' lawyer, George Kelly, sought bond for him during the hearing in Wake Superior Court, prompting the statements from Assistant District Attorney Howard Cummings.Cummings said investigators think Reaves had made sexual advances toward his
roommate, Steven Lamont Randolph, who was dating Curtis
Randolph rebuffed Reaves, who killed Curtis
in retaliation, Cummings said."It is the state's theory that the deceased became an obstacle to the defendant's desires to be with Mr. Randolph," Cummings said.Cummings said investigators have evidence that Reaves made unsuccessful advances toward other male friends and took revenge on their girlfriends.
On Jan. 29, the night before Curtis
' body was found, Curtis visited Randolph at Reaves' home, Cummings said.
, who was married, then left Reaves and drove to her
own home in East Raleigh that evening.