By Jerry Bledsoe
From the recent York occasions bestselling writer of sour Blood comes the tale of a greed so strong it ended in an unspeakable crime.
Wealthy Lieth von Stein lay lifeless and his spouse Bonnie close to dying of their North Carolina domestic after a vicious attack with knife and baseball bat as they slept. The crime appeared completely baffling till police a path that ended in the captivating von Stein stepson, Chris Pritchard, and his remarkable, drug-using, Dungeons-&-Dragons enjoying acquaintances at N.C. country collage. Blood video games is the shattering precise tale of degraded younger minds—and a son's grotesque greed became horrifyingly genuine. Jerry Bledsoe masterfully reconstructs the bloody crime and its aftermath, as he is taking us on a riveting trip into the key twisted hearts of 3 younger murderers.
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Hogs can’t survive long in heat. Even in the coolness of night they had to be sprayed with water while being moved to keep them from overheating and dying. , the coolest hours of the day, and on the twenty-fifth of July, 1988, Lee drew a four o’clock loadout, as the operation was called. He was up after only a few hours’ sleep, and at three-fifteen, he climbed into his gray Chevrolet pickup and headed for his hog house, just a short distance up Grimesland Bridge Road from his large brick house on the eastern edge of Pitt County.
One door was immediately to the right at the top of the stairs, and Tetterton stopped and rapped on it lightly. “Please come in. Please come in,” Bonnie called to him from inside the room, but he couldn’t hear her. He rapped again. ” she called louder. ” “Yes, please,” Bonnie pleaded as Tetterton opened the door to see only darkness. “Okay, I’m with you,” Tetterton said, although he couldn’t see her yet. “Turn the light on,” she said. Tetterton swept the room with his flashlight, the beam jolting to a halt on the most horrible sight of his twenty-six years of police work.
Rob’s and Lieth’s senses of humor had always meshed and fed off one another. “We were really silly together,” Rob recalled. No matter how infrequent or short their visits, they always fell back into the old routines, joking and laughing. That happened on this visit, too, but Rob thought that he detected an underlying sadness in Lieth, a sense of fatalism about his situation. Rob knew that Lieth didn’t really like his work and never had. His new wealth, though, could change that. Indeed, Lieth already was thinking of quitting his job at the end of the year, of using the money his father had made to make more of his own.