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Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church
http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-hamlin-arkansas-homicide,0,6326184.story ^

Posted on 06/07/2010 5:04:34 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide.

Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two "people of interest" fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson's lifeless body Sunday.

Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they're looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation.

The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas.

It's where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary.

The church group meets at two alternating locations and Pastor Dixon Platt said he worried something was wrong when Wilson didn't show up for service at their other meeting location.

He found Wilson beaten under a pew around noon.

Other friends said the killer possibly used a cross from the altar to beat the elderly woman to death.

"To have her life end in a place that she loved so much," said longtime friend and neighbor Linda Peeler, "It's just unbelievable."

(Excerpt) Read more at wreg.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 06/07/2010 5:04:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA; Elsie; restornu; Colofornian

I am beyond disgusted.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 5:06:19 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

RIP she is in the Lord’s arms peace and comfort to her family!


3 posted on 06/07/2010 5:08:13 PM PDT by restornu
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To: JDW11235

4 posted on 06/07/2010 5:08:28 PM PDT by BossLady (No More Corona in Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Cross County Sheriff..."

This story would have been plenty bizarre enough without that coincidence.

5 posted on 06/07/2010 5:08:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/060710-pastor-finds-church-patron-slain

“Pastor Finds Church Patron Slain”
Updated: Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 3:06 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 10:25 AM CDT

Wynne, Ark. -

SNIPPET: “Vaughn said Monday that Lillian Wilson, who was from the area, appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to the head.”

SNIPPET: “Police are searching for two suspects. One suspect is 41 year old Thomas Tweedle. He was last seen in Wilson’s car, a 2003 Silver or Gray Mercury Marquis with license tags reading 737-NGN.

If you have any information, contact the Cross County Sheriff’s office. Their number is 870-238-5700.”


6 posted on 06/07/2010 5:08:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: BossLady

No kidding. Part of me wants to know more on this, and part of me wants to shake my head and cry. What have we become? I shudder to think how much worse it will get.


7 posted on 06/07/2010 5:10:11 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: restornu

Amen.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 5:12:21 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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Note: Video included.

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/arkansas/060710_friend-remembers-woman-slain-in-church

“Friend Remembers Woman Slain in Church”
Updated: Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 6:53 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 6:53 PM CDT

Wynne, Ark - L

SNIPPET: “Police are searching for two people who are believed to be traveling in Wilson’s 2003 silver/gray Mercury Marquis with Arkansas tags 737-NGN. The pair are possible transients.

If you have any information call the Cross County Sheriff’s Department at 870-238-5700. “


9 posted on 06/07/2010 5:12:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.crosscountysheriff.org/press_releases.php

SNIPPET: “Anonymous Crime Tip HOTline
870-238-5700
or submit via email”


10 posted on 06/07/2010 5:18:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/killingchristians/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/christianpersecution/index


11 posted on 06/07/2010 5:23:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Red in Blue PA

OMG...I hope this poor woman rests in peace.


12 posted on 06/07/2010 5:30:07 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Cindy

Once they’re caught, I hope the judge and jury show them the kind of justice they showed this sweet old lady, and then I hope they rot in hell.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 5:54:12 PM PDT by Just Lori (To take our country back, we need to take our party back. NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
WREG
14 posted on 06/07/2010 5:58:11 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: JDW11235
Several months ago a woman in her 70’s was raped while she was cleaning her church in rural Minnesota. The guy, a registered sex offender, was found guilty.
15 posted on 06/07/2010 6:07:17 PM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Spudx7

Sex offenders don’t get rehabilitated, if one does, it is an exteme rarity. I’m sick of this. And sad. I don’t even know how to respond to these types of stories. Praying helps, but this is heart breaking.


16 posted on 06/07/2010 6:17:10 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Monsters walk among us..
Prayers for her lovely soul and for comfort for her friends and family.


17 posted on 06/07/2010 6:33:18 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Just Lori

Agree with you 100%.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 6:56:02 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: Red in Blue PA

My father (retired) used to work with her son. I’ve met him. Very nice man and this just breaks my heart.


19 posted on 06/07/2010 7:37:06 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Red in Blue PA
Very, very sad.

Try that in my church, and about 5 concealed carry guys will make you wish you hadn't.

20 posted on 06/07/2010 9:05:14 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: backwoods-engineer

The woman was alone. The video I watched mentioned crack cocaine being a problem in the Church. Sad.


21 posted on 06/08/2010 6:17:55 AM PDT by seemoAR
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