That was one of two violent deaths this weekend, but the other death appears to have been the result of self-defense.
Details are sketchy in the Pembroke murder, which happened about 8:20 p.m. at the Amoco Gas station parking lot on East Third Street.
Pembroke police Sgt. Dewayne Hunt said Carita Jacobs Revels, 27, of Harpers Ferry Road, stabbed Tina Strickland in the chest with a knife. Strickland, who is from 213 Strickford Drive, Maxton, was living at the Strickland Heights public housing complex, Hunt said.
Hunt said he doesn't know a motive.
"We are still investigating," Hunt said. "We are still talking to witnesses."
Strickland was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center and died sometime after 11 p.m. Friday. Her body has been taken to Chapel Hill for an autopsy. Revels is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond at the Robeson County jail.
Hunt said a large crowd had gathered at the parking lot .
"The parking lot was full of people," he said. "Our officers were trying to keep people back to get the girl medical attention. There were about 30 people in the parking lot."
Investigators said Mickey Lynn Worriax of Hope Mills shot and killed his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, Rodney Lewis Carter, at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. The shooting occurred at Worriax's girlfriend's mobile home at 7433 E. Great Marsh Church, in the Tolarsville community.
Sheriff's investigator Rory McKeithan said Lewis was defending himself, and has not been charged with a crime.
McKeithan said Carter, of 3288 Singletary Church Road, came to the mobile home "in a rage." Worriax, his girlfriend, Belinda Gail Graham, her 13-year-old son and two of the boy's cousins were at the home at the time.
"Carter attempted to get in the back door came, then he came to the front door and busted down the door and entered the home," McKeithan said. "He went to bedroom where Worriax was."
Carter, who was not armed, was approaching Worriax when Worriax grabbed a 9mm handgun and fired "several" shots at Carter. Carter, 38, was struck once in the chest.
"We've talked to (Worriax) today and everything appears to us to be possibly a self-defense case," McKeithan said. "We are going to get with the DA and let him make a ruling on the proper charges this week."
Worriax turned himself in to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
McKeithan said Graham and Carter had dated about 17 years and had a child together. They broke up about seven months ago and Graham began seeing Worriax.
Worriax told investigators that he had never seen Carter before Saturday.
Carter's body has been sent to Chapel Hill for an autopsy.