Parole denied

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Convicted murderer from 1982 denied parole

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission denied parole for Edney Whitesides, of Tryon, who was convicted of murder in 1982.

Whitesides was convicted of second-degree murder of Stephen Faggart, 18, also of Tryon, on Jan. 19, 1982.

Edney Whitesides

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The Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission sent a release this week saying that the investigation has been suspended and Whiteside’s parole was denied via the Mutual Agreement Parole Program.

“The case is scheduled to be reviewed for parole consideration on or about Aug. 26, 2020,” states the release.

The murder occurred in October 1981, with Whitesides shooting Faggart on Trade Street in Tryon.

Whitesides shot and killed Faggart while he was working on the Faggart building in Tryon, according to reports.

Faggart was a carpenter.

Whitesides was 25 years old when he pleaded guilty and was convicted of second-degree murder in January 1982. Whitesides was sentenced to life in prison and is currently 62 years old.