Skip to comments.Officials: Triple Murder Was Planned For Weeks (Texas teenagers kill family)
Posted on 03/04/2008 12:47:30 PM PST by Deo volente
EMORY - If 16-year-old Erin Caffey wanted to be free of her family, she seems to have received her wish.
In the small hours of Saturday morning, her boyfriend, Charlie James Wilkinson, 19, and his friend, Charles Allen Waid, 20, allegedly found Erin's parents sleeping in their bed and shot her mother, 38-year-old Penny Caffey to death and maimed her father, Terry Caffey, 41, who had forbidden Erin to date Wilkinson the night before, according to a sheriff's office report of interviews with the two young men released Monday.
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She is 16. Does that mean no death penalty? The two guys are toast, for sure.........
In the last days men’s hearts will turn cold.
This story is just too sad for words. How stupid do you have to be to think you can get away with this.
If they were in love she could have waited the couple of months until her 17th birthday and she could legally be emancipated.
I’ll bet it was not over the boyfriend as much as it was probably taking way her cell phone. I thought my daughter was going to go into a coma when we turned off her texting indefinitely after we caught her texting while driving. I told her last night it has been two weeks an she is not dead and her social life continues.
Wilkinson and Waid shot Penny Caffey to death and shot Terry Caffey to the point that they thought he was dead.
Matthew Caffey and Tyler Caffey came downstairs to investigate. Wilkinson told them to go upstairs. He then shot 13 year old Matthew in the head, then Waid and Wilkinson hacked 8 year old Tyler to death with a sword.
Then they set the house on fire and fled in the getaway car.
The death penalty would be far too nice for these individuals.
Erin Caffey is a sick,selfish demented puppy. Life in prison with no possibility of parole is the best punishment for her.
Agree. Drag them through the desert.
They will probably let the girlfriend evade the death penalty.
A couple of years from now the daughter will be on internaet dating sites and scamming expensive presents from pathetic slobs whom she tells her sob story to.
She amy even convince one of them to help her break out of prison.
The kids who planned and carried out these hideous, dispicable murders should all be tried as adults and themselves executed.
I believe God in Heaven saved the father to tell the tale. His poor wife and the mother of those kids. Those poor brothers. They rest with Christ Jesus now. It is a miracle that the father lived.
The callous manner in which these kids talk of what they did...just "taking care of business". IMHO, they should be sent home to their Maker so He can pass final judgement on them.
I doubt she’ll be out before she’s an old woman, if they try her as an adult......Same for the other girl........
People are capable of enormous evil.
Sadly, this is just another example of the culture our kids are growing up in.
What a bunch of amoral whackjobs. Not wanting to wait two years to date is worth killing for? Public hangings were devised for crimes such as these.
$1,500 doesn't sound like the authorities are taking this seriously. Unless this is just poor journalism.
I'm convinced it's time for public hangings once again. On Saturday afternoons in downtown areas. And stocks for lesser crimes.
Another positive outcome of the father’s survival is that it will be much harder for the daughter’s defense attorney to go with the usual: “She acted out of rage because she was molested” garbage when her wounded and crippled father will be able to testify in open court that he did no such thing.
“What a bunch of amoral whackjobs. Not wanting to wait two years to date is worth killing for?”
And, obviously, her parents were right about the boy.
Family and perps:
I think it’s a typo. I read elsewhere the bail is at $1.5 million for each of them.
I saw that. $1500 must be a typo.............
Yes, something doesn't sound right.
What/who is Starkweather?.............
Hangings? I think this is a job for a wood chipper
The award-winning movie badlands was made about it and Natural Born Killers boorows heavily from that earlier movie.
Don’t send your kids to public school, don’t let your kids date and have boyfriends/ girlfriends, and you’ll live longer.
“How stupid do you have to be to think you can get away with this.”
That’s what I was screaming at the screen. Did they think they weren’t going to be suspects? Did they think they were going to run away and live on the lamb forever?
I was on a Grand Jury once and we indicted a lot of stupid people.
I'd disown her at the very least.
Charles Raymond Starkweather (November 24, 1938 June 25, 1959) was a spree killer who murdered 11 victims in Nebraska and Wyoming during a road trip with his underage girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate. He became a national fascination in the USA, eventually inspiring the films The Sadist, Badlands, Starkweather, Murder in the Heartland and Natural Born Killers. He also inspired the Bruce Springsteen song "Nebraska".
Badlands starred a young Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. 1973 film, I believe.
She’s cute, but damn, she’s not *that* cute.
No, no death penalty. She can still be tried as an adult and get life without parole.
Public hanging is horrible, but I must agree with you here. Any others who are harboring any such plans need to see the end of such actions.
Famous case. Fifties, I think. Maybe early sixties. The movie Badlands, starring Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen, and Warren Oates, is about the case.
She deserves the death penalty and I hope she gets it.
one way or another
If you want to give them the third degree, there's an easier and less messy way. Flex-tie their hands, dig a common six-foot grave, drop them in and fill the grave. They would end up in the ground anyway. This just skips the intervening steps.
How many people in America have been an accomplice in the murders of 11 people, were convicted and have spent over 30 years on the outside?
I read The “Dreamin Demon” blog!
I suspect that part of what we're seeing is:
a. Two guys who are weapons-grade stupid, and also drunk and drugged; and
b. One girl (Bobbi Johnson) who was also weapons-grade stupid, and "in love"; and
c. One girl (Erin Caffey) who was "in love" and who was stricly controlled by her boyfriend.
She was a minor when the people were killed and never pulled a trigger, right? Starkweather himself didn’t live so long.
This Wilkinson guy is 19 and still in high school? Paper said he and the 16-year-old daughter would sneak off at school and that she had been home-schooled until recently.
Sounds like she went from being sheltered like a lamb right into the arms of wolves.
I guess she chose her gods. She didn’t choose wisely.
After reading the book I had trouble sleeping for weeks. Evil has existed since Cain and Abel.
I think you are right on target. Erin Caffey was likely strictly controlled to the point of abuse by her “lover”. Parents likely saw how he treated her. Sick nonetheless.
Public hanging is an excellent deterrent. It should be used more liberally.
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