North Carolina · unsolved

Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

February 3, 1972 Boone, North Carolina Three members of the Durham family are killed and left draped over the edge of their bathtub On the night of February 3, Troy Hall received a phone call from a voice he didn’t recognize. The caller spoke in hushed tones and identified herself as his mother-in-law, Virginia Durham.… Continue reading Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

North Carolina

Man stabs girlfriend to death with knife and broomstick

April 2, 1992 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Willie Ervin Fisher stabs his girlfriend Angela Johnson to death with a knife and broomstick On the evening of April 1, Ervin (30 at the time of the murder) was visiting Johnson (29) where she lived with her mother, grandmother, 13-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son by Fisher. At some… Continue reading Man stabs girlfriend to death with knife and broomstick

Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina

Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

December 25, 1929 Germantown, North Carolina Charlie Lawson kills his wife and 6 of their 7 children before killing himself A few days prior to the murder-suicide, Charlie (43) brought his family to get a photograph taken together, a considerable expense and luxury for a working class family at the time. Because of the irregularity… Continue reading Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina · Political

Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted

August 6, 1993 Fayetteville, North Carolina Sgt. Kenneth Junior French, angry at the recent "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, randomly targets a restaurant for a mass shooting, shooting at anyone he encounters French claimed to not remember the events of the murders, stating he had gotten excessively drunk prior to the events. Shortly before the… Continue reading Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted