Joyce Goldberg makes her first court appearance. (Source: WECT)
Joyce Goldberg (Source: New Hanover County Jail)
The Carolina Beach Police Department is still investigating the shooting. (Source: WECT)
Carolina Beach Police responded to reports of shots fired Tuesday morning. (Source: WECT)
Police found a female victim that had been shot. (Source: WECT)
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – A woman arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of her sister in Carolina Beach appeared in court for the first time Wednesday.
According to District Attorney Ben David, Joyce Goldberg was charged with the second degree murder of Glenda Henry Bordeaux.
"It was my wife. She shot her sister by accident," Goldberg's husband told 911 operators. "She's shot in the chest…There's only one wound. There was only one shot."
The 911 operator walked Goldberg's husband through breathing detector tests and was prepared to walk him through CPR.
"I've got to move this gun, I've got to take the bullets out of it. I'm putting them in my pocket, I don't want any accidents," the man told the 911 operator before beginning CPR.
According to the 911 call, the man said Bordeaux was turning blue.
"Her eyes are open, but she's definitely not alert," he said. "I think she's…I think it's bad."
When officers arrived to the home in the 600 block of Carolina Beach Avenue South around 7:30 a.m. they found Bordeaux, deceased.
Neighbors said a couple lived in the apartment and that someone's sister was visiting.
Goldberg made her first court appearance Wednesday where a judge upheld her $287,000 secured bond. If Goldberg posts pond, she will be under house arrest and required to wear an electronic monitoring device.
Prosecutors were worried about where Goldberg would live if she posted bond, saying Goldberg and her husband own more than one home possibly out of state.
Goldberg asked for a court appointed attorney, claiming she couldn't afford her own.
The last homicide in Carolina Beach was in 2003.
"This is quite an anomaly for Carolina Beach," Chief of Police Ken Hinkle said. "It's just something that doesn't happen."
Chief Hinkle also said residents have no reason to be worried about their safety.
"This is a very isolated incident," Hinkle said. "When this is all done and my detectives put this all together, it will make more sense."