Murder Trial Underway for 2016 Northern Alamance Shooting
Testimony got underway Tuesday in the murder trial of Stephen Adrian Ferriell, age 47 of Burlington. Ferriell is accused of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of Robert Nelson Gilley. Gilley was shot behind Ferriell’s house on Mount Vernon Church Road in Northern Alamance County. The two were apparently target shooting when Gilley was killed. In the five years since Gilley’s death, the incident has been treated as an accident, as voluntary manslaughter and as murder. The trial is being held at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse in Graham.