Nearly two years after Donald Scott Layne is alleged to have killed Juanita Hankins and attempted to kill one other in Providence, North Carolina, he has yet to face trial.
Layne did not appear in Caswell County Superior Court Tuesday. The matter was continued to Oct. 5 at the request of the district attorney.
Layne faces charges of First Degree Murder, First Degree Attempted Murder, Felony Breaking and Entering, First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Forcible Rape and First Degree Forcible Sex Offense.
According to a search warrant obtained from Caswell County Superior Court, Layne was arrested Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 after police responded to a domestic disturbance call at 1010 Walter's Mill Road in Providence, North Carolina.
Police at the scene encountered Stephanie Snead, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, running from the home.
Police say that they observed Layne looking out from the inside of the home. He was ordered outside. Layne complied and he was arrested without incident.
Inside the home, police found the body of Juanita Hankins, apparently dead from a gunshot wound.
According to the search warrant, police also found a shotgun with 5 live rounds inside and three spent shotgun shells at the home.
Layne also faces charges of rape and abduction related to an incident reported to the Danville Police Department in March 2018.
A former employee of Megabounce in Danville, of which Layne was the owner, alleges that Layne lured her into the business early the morning of March 1, 2018 and then raped her.
At the time of the homicide in Providence, Layne was out of jail on bond as the rape and abduction charges were pending.
Earlier in 2020, Layne was appointed new attorney's from the North Carolina Office of Capital Defenders, as the prosecutors declared they were seeking the death penalty in March of 2019.