4 Teens Charged in Death of WWII Veteran


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R.I.P Shine. Killed For a wallet in his own driveway. Just despicable.
Via CNS:
The king is dead.

Four teenagers are being charged with capital murder in the fatal mugging of 87-year-old Lawrence E. ‘Shine’ Thornton of Greenville, Mississippi.

‘Shine’ was a World War II veteran and a famous personality in the Delta region for his hot tamales. They were known as ‘Maria’s Famous Hot Tamales’, named after his wife Mary. He was crowned king of the 2012 Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
According to Greenville police, Thornton was killed after being accosted in his own driveway on Oct. 18. He was pushed down and his wallet stolen.

He passed away from his injuries two days later at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Assistant police chief Andrew Kaho tells the Delta Democrat Times Terrance Morgan and Edward Johnson, both 19; and Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray, both 18, were arrested in connection with the incident. Each of the four is charged with capital murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Group of slimy dirtbags. Gah it infuriates me to read **** like this. 87 years old.
I wonder, was the wallet worth a man's death? Was it worth ruining four young lives.......at least I sincerely hope their lives are ruined for what they did to that old veteran. There can be no excuse for this.
What were those Grateful Dead Lyrics.. "I turned 21 doing Life Without Parole".. hope they thought it was worth it.. getting enough for a bag of weed or round of beers at the club.
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