Charles Michael Middleton was shot and killed in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, January 25, 2013 (http://www.wbtv.com/story/20704071/one-person-killed-in-south-charlotte-sh...). Middleton was 62 years old and while not immediately revealed, his alleged killer was his Narcotics Anonymous Sponcee, 42 year old Christopher Paul Huffman. This killing has shaken the Sponsor/Sponcee relationships of the people participating in Narcotics Anonymous (NA) program in Charlotte, North Carolina (http://www.charlotte-na.org/).
Killing of Charlotte Narcotics Anonymous counselor raises fears among local sponsors
Friends say man arrested in murder had been counseled by the victim
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
The man accused of killing Charles Middleton at his south Charlotte home Saturday morning was a man he’d sponsored while involved in a Narcotics Anonymous program years ago, people close to the situation say.
The disclosure has heightened fears about the potential dangers of sponsorship relationships among recovering addicts in the Charlotte area.
UPDATE....Interestingly the article linking Narcotics Anonymous and the dangers of Sponsorship entitled "Killing of Charlotte Narcotics Anonymous counselor raises fears among local sponsors" By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Staff researcher Maria David and Staff Writers Andrew Dunn and Elisabeth Arriero contributing has been taken down..... it was up for about 20 minutes
UPDATE #2....The article about the murder of a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sponsor was put back up: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/31/3823185/killing-of-charlotte-n...