Accused murderer Stephanie Frazier stood before District Court Judge David McFayden Thursday morning to hear the charges listed against her.

Stephanie T. Frazier, 45, of 105 Great Oaks Court, Havelock, was charged with one open count of murder in Wednesday’s shooting death of her husband, Marvin Orlando Frazier, 55, of the same address.

He was shot at 12:30 p.m. while in his car outside a home on Godette School Road in the Harlowe community outside of Havelock.

She fled on a four-wheeler, according to Captain John Whitfield of the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, and road blocks were formed in an attempt to find her. She was captured in the same general vicinity at 4 p.m. after she abandoned the vehicle and following a short foot chase.

Marvin Frazier died at the scene.

Frazier is currently charged with one count of homicide. McFayden told her the maximum sentence she could face, if found guilty, is life without parole or the death penalty. She stood calmly throughout the short hearing, quietly answering the judge’s questions.

A few family members were in the courtroom during the hearing and, as she was escorted from the room, one of her daughters burst into tears. Frazier looked back toward her daughter but said nothing.

Frazier will be assigned an attorney and is currently being housed in the Craven County Jail without bond.