Disturbing Details In NC Murder Of Four Family Members

A 3-year-old boy was eating cereal at the kitchen table when he was shot in the gruesome quadruple murder of his family in their western North Carolina home.

Authorities discussed the case Monday in their first detailed account since the boy, his two sisters and mother were found dead inside their home near the small town of Conover, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte.

Catawba County Sheriff David Huffman said the boy's adult sister called her younger sister that morning, warning her not to come home after she left for school. The teenager came home anyway, after her friend told her she had seen a suspicious man outside the home.

Huffman said investigators believe it wasn't a random attack and the family was the intended target.

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  • by Jsae510 Location: Oakland CA on Apr 1, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    I am so sadden by this tragedy. After hearing about this story I had to go and read it for myself. These are my fellow Mien people and for someone to come inside their home and killing an innocent mother,2 daughters and a 3yr old boy. I have 2 childen and would be devestated if anything happen to them. My deepest condolences goes out to the father and faily member. I hope the man that shot the family burn in hell.
  • by nguyen family on Mar 18, 2009 at 03:05 PM
    Our pray and thoughts will be with the victims family. Whoever did this is a monster that will suffer eventually.
  • by Nai Location: California on Mar 17, 2009 at 09:22 PM
    This story sadden and shocked the entire Mien community out here in Sacramento, CA. It's sad to see innocent lives taken at stake. These are my people and whoever did this will surely suffer the consequences! This family will be in my thoughts and my prayers go out to Brain, the father.
  • by Just me Location: Plymouth on Mar 17, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    It's a shame that this story (which is a real tragedy) has just 2 comments posted so far and the good story about the extreme makeover family already has over 400 comments - most of which are negative and bickering back and forth. Why can't we all take the time to remember this family. Our thoughts and prayers should go out to them.
  • by why? Location: NC on Mar 17, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    how in the world do you kill a three year old, or anyone for that matter.. I pray they find this man, and put him under the jail.. may God be with this family..
  • by Keith Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2009 at 06:02 PM
    I pray to God that this man is captured.

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