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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Tenn. man wanted in mom, pal's death penned Facebook confession


Casey Lawhorn is wanted in the death of his mother and best friend at a East Ridge, Tenn., home. (JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT)
A Tennessee man accused of shooting his mom and best friend to death revealed the gory details of the slaying in a Facebook post while on the run.
Alleged killer Casey Lawhorn claims to have shot his pal, Avery Gaines, as he slept on the floor at his East Ridge home. He then turned the weapon on his mother, he wrote Sunday afternoon.
“I need to emphasize that I take full responsibility for my actions. Nothing anyone has or hasn't done to me caused this, my decisions and my failures are my own,” 23-year-old Lawhorn wrote before ditching his car next to a Mississippi highway.
He then deleted the gruesome confession.
Screenshots of the post show Lawhorn used a stolen gun to kill his mother, Vi Lawhorn, around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
He said his mother was too drunk to realize he was trying to kill her. The firearm jammed but he managed to clear it, Lawhorn continued, according to the deleted post reviewed by the Clarion Ledger newspaper. He then shot her in the head.
He called 911 to report the shooting and fled the home, leading authorities on a multistate manhunt. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers found his vehicle along Interstate 59, where it broke down. He was not with the vehicle, according to Jasper County Sheriff’s Office officials. Lawhorn ended his missive by urging friends to help his younger brother instead of wasting their “thoughts and prayers” on the slain.
“No one will be hurt by this more than my brother,” Lawhorn wrote. “He will probably need a lot of help getting through this, and if you think you are helping him just by talking to the sky, you're f--king wrong.”
“If you want to help him in this insanely difficult time I'm putting him through, actually do something, don't just think about it. I'm sorry to him more than anyone,” he added.
Police in Eagle Ridge acknowledged Lawhorn’s Facebook post Sunday night and said they are continuing to look for the suspect.

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