Suspect in February 24, 2015 Murder of Charlotte Model Appears in Court

From, February 27, 2015

The suspect in the murder of a Charlotte teenager, who was a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, made his first appearance in court Friday afternoon.


Emmanuel Rangel is charged with four counts of murder, including the shooting of Mirjana Puhar, who was found dead in a north Charlotte home along with two men, who were also shot.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Rangel and also charged him with the shooting of two men last Sunday in the parking lot of a Microtel Inn in Matthews. One of those two men later died.

After Rangel was ordered held in jail until a bond hearing on March 11, a group of people left the courtroom. They pulled hoods up over their heads as they ignored reporter’s questions.

At one point, one of the people reached out and shoved NBC Charlotte photojournalist Reid Bennett.

Bennett was not hurt.

At the Norris Avenue house where the murders happened, flowers and candles have been left near a side yard.

A neighbor, Sopahon Chhay stopped briefly to look and said, “It’s so terrible, it’s horrific. They are just teenagers.”

Funeral arrangement for Puhar have not yet been made public.

Published in: on February 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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