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More charges filed against Dixon

Curtis Dixon faced a judge the morning after authorities carried the body of Jessica Lee Faulkner from his dorm room.

Dixon is accused of first-degree murder. Now, more charges have been issued against the 21-year old Charlotte native.

Just before 5:00 pm on Thursday, UNCW's Chief of Police David Donaldson revealed warrants have been issued for first degree kidnapping, first degree rape and first degree sexual offense.

He remained straight-faced alongside three Sheriff's deputies without family or a lawyer during his first court appearance. He's was then taken to the New Hanover County Jail and held without bond.

Because of the new charges, Dixon will be forced to make another court appearance Friday morning.

Faulkner's body was found on the third floor of Cornerstone Hall, where the initial shock of the discovery is giving way to endless and largely unanswered questions about why the 18-year-old was killed.

What we do know is that Faulkner and Dixon were scheduled to go to Belize together this summer with an anthropology class. But there will be no sophomore year, no trip to Belize--only a funeral for Faulkner, and a trial for Dixon.

Reported by Nicole Konkal

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