Second arrest made in Maple Hill triple homicide of man, pregnant woman

A second person has been charged in connection to last year’s triple homicide near Maple Hill in Pender County.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has arrested William Toby Smith on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child and accessory after the fact of murder.

Smith received no bond for the charges, according to a press release from Pender County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are not able to release further information at this time, the release stated.

On Nov. 8, 2020, the body of Destiny Green, 22, was found in her bed with a gunshot wound in her head. She was seven months pregnant at the time. A nursing assistant found her while stopping by for a scheduled pregnancy visit, according to an investigation report.

William Coley’s body was found by his friends near the driveway, with tire and shoe prints in the yard and a trail of blood in the grass leading to where his body was found. According to the autopsy report, Coley died from a single gunshot wound to the head in contact range.

Michael Legage Miller Jr. has also been arrested in connection with the triple homicide. In May, he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of murder of an unborn child.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who were assisting the investigation, offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people involved.

Reporter John Orona can be reached at 910-343-2327 or