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114: Teenage Annihilation: The Duke Murders

114: Teenage Annihilation: The Duke Murders

Update: 2021-02-148
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In 1997, the small city of Pelham, Alabama was shocked by the brutal quadruple murder of a family. The victims, Randy Duke and Dedra Hunt were engaged to be married, and Dedra’s six year old daughter, Chelisa, and seven year daughter, Chelsea spent their weekends with the couple. Police at first thought it was a triple murder/suicide but soon learned it was an even more senseless and horrific crime.

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Comments (6)

The Everyday Bombshell

In this case, lack of previous criminal history should not matter. why give them brownie points because this evil deed was the first that popped into their heads? Who cares that this was their first crime? This crime was so heinous that if this is what they went to immediately, what would they be capable of in the future?! No, it's a shame they didn't all go down the same way.

Mar 19th
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The Everyday Bombshell

What would I do? Well since you asked...death penalty for all of them, and yes I could look their parents in the eyes. Where were they when their kids so obviously began veering down the wrong path? It is difficult for me to have sympathy for these teenagers because there was no reason for these murders. It is terrifying that such a small issue set them off. We are all better off without them on the streets. Most troubling is that they were incapable of any sympathy for the small and completely innocent children. Our brains don't develop until much later...some studies say 35, but we can't give people a free pass to indulge their every impulse because of that. And, empathy/sympathy is something we are entirely capable of by 16. I'd have voted to put the 16 year old down as well, for the betterment of our society. And again, I could look the one parent he didn't kill in the eye when I voted, no problem.

Mar 19th
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Buffy Whitehead

So what if it took him 27 minutes to die. Did you ask how long the two little girls suffered before they died!? Drowning in their own blood had to be painful.

Feb 26th
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alli lent

you know what's cruel and unusual? the terrorizing and murder of those 2 children! 6 and 7 years old. I don't care about your criminal history at that point. you cannot be redeemed.

Feb 17th
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114: Teenage Annihilation: The Duke Murders

114: Teenage Annihilation: The Duke Murders

Erica Kelley