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Family argued Sunday, son told investigators
Charles Darryl Fain and Kathy Bailey Fain are shown in a family photo.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer
Zachary Kasey Bailey allegedly told police he argued with his mother and stepfather on July 15 and then left the home, three days before they were found shot to death in the family’s Villa Heights residence, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in the case Thursday.
The bodies of Kathy Bailey Fain, 49, and Charles “Darryl” Fain, 52, were found Wednesday inside their home at 25 Beaver Road, Martinsville.
The next day, Bailey, 19, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of discharging a firearm within an occupied dwelling. He is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.
Henry County Sheriff’s investigators executed two search warrants in the case. One was executed at the home; the other was executed on Bailey, who is Kathy Fain’s son, of the same address.
Bailey was located Wednesday, and is alleged to have told investigators that he got into an argument with his mother and step father on Sunday, July 15, the affidavit stated. It did not say what they argued about. Bailey allegedly told investigators that he left the home after that, it added.
It stated that Bailey was the last person to have seen or talked to the Fains.
Sheriff Lane Perry said Friday authorities believe the couple died sometime Sunday afternoon or Monday.
Authorities found the bodies Wednesday after a relative went to the home to check on the Fains when they could not be reached by phone, the affidavit stated.
When the relative arrived, the front door of the home was open, and the relative noticed blood in the hallway floor that led to a bedroom, according to the affidavit.
Kathy Fain’s body was found at the bottom of steps that led to the basement, and she was unresponsive, the affidavit stated. The family member called 911 at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday, and police arrived at the scene shortly thereafter, Perry has said.
A Henry County EMS crew also arrived and determined that Kathy Fain was dead, the affidavit stated.
While making a security sweep of the home, Henry County Sheriff’s Lt. Eric Winn wrote that investigators found a locked bathroom door.
Winn was able to unlock the door, but “I could not open the bathroom door fully because it was blocked,” he stated. “I was able to push it open enough to see two hands in the floor and what appeared to be blood.”
He was able to push the door open enough to insert a camera and take photos, Winn said.
“What appeared to be a deceased male was lying in the bathroom floor,” he stated in the affidavit.
When Bailey was interviewed on Wednesday, he told investigators that he left the home on Sunday, July 15, according to the affidavit. Investigators also determined that was the last day the victims cell phones were used, the affidavit stated.
Darryl Fain worked as an RN in the orthopedic unit at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to friends and family members.
After checking with his employer, authorities found that Darryl Fain last worked on Saturday, July 14, the affidavit stated. He did not show up for work on Monday as scheduled, it added.
Bailey allegedly told investigators that he had not been in the home or changed his clothes since July 15, the affidavit stated.
Bailey told authorities “the cloths (sic) that he has on today, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, are the only cloths (sic) he has,” the affidavit stated.
At the scene, investigators also noticed “a large amount of blood and blood spatter inside of the home,” the affidavit stated. Also, Kathy Fain appeared to have suffered some blunt force injuries, the affidavit added.
According to the affidavit filed for the search warrant on Bailey, items collected from him may undergo DNA testing.
The list of those items includes black tennis shoes with the writing I-G-S; Gel on the back; a charcoal T-shirt with a design (unspecified) and writing on the front; black baseball style hat with a multicolored letter “m” on it; grayish-colored knit shorts with a green stripe down the sides; and finger nail clippings, the inventory filed with the search warrant showed.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).
The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1,000 for information related to crime. The amount of any reward is determined by the nature of the crime and the substance of information provided.