Warrant: They Read Tarot Cards, Then Killed

Search warrants say four North Carolina teenagers charged with killing a friend read tarot cards about his future before he was beaten with a hammer and suffocated with duct tape.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that the warrants said 18-year-old Matthew Silliman's body was found Dec. 3 in a plastic bag in a Wake County home.

Friends of the Eagle Scout, 16-year-old Drew Shaw, 18-year-old Ryan Hare and 17-year-old Aadil Khan of Apex; and 17-year-old Allegra Dahlquist of Cary, face one count each of murder. Hare and Shaw are also charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

Defense attorney Joe Cheshire says Dahlquist is talking to investigators and is remorseful. The newspaper reported lawyers and parents of the other suspects didn't want to speak or couldn't be reached.


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  • by James Location: Edenton on Dec 18, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    I wish they would allow me to crush their skulls in a trash compactor. They should not be allowed to take another breath.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2008 at 03:30 PM
    The Suspects were friends of Matthew? I do not see this as true. I would call them 100% unfriendly. Prayers to the family.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 18, 2008 at 02:58 PM
    Parents please do your job when the kids are young, by the time they reach 4-5 years old "right and wrong" have already been imprinted upon their little brain.
  • by B Location: NC on Dec 18, 2008 at 11:11 AM
    Thugs!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 18, 2008 at 11:08 AM
    Some kind of friend huh! I agree with ??? about the death sentence. I also feel sorry for the family of the victims and the families of the suspects. If someone is going to intentionally kill their own friend, then they ought to be killed and automatically sent to hell for what they done. It does not sound like what a typical christian would say, but that situation would make it way too hard for me to forgive those people.
  • by parent Location: nc on Dec 18, 2008 at 08:29 AM
    Believe me this world is gonna get worse than it is. You haven't seen anything yet.
  • by Jen Location: Choco on Dec 18, 2008 at 08:14 AM
    My heart goes out to this young man's family. It is sad that you can't even trust your "friends". With friends like that you don't need enemies. Being a teenager is much harder now than it was and I agree with Leroy, both parents are forced to work these days, sometimes more than one job. It is especially difficult to raise kids with values and morals with society and government officials making the rules. Taking prayer and punishment out of school and sometimes dictating how you can punish in your own home.
  • by Leroy Location: Hubert on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    Times are hard. Parents are working multiple jobs. It's kind of hard to raise a kid, when you are working all the time. Things are going to get a lot worse before better. It always boils down to the parents didn't do a good enough job raising the kids.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    If found guilty, the judge should read a tarot card, and then sentence them to DEATH.
  • by Shortstop Location: NC on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    To each of these families, I am sorry for your loss, everyone has lost in this terrible ordeal. It's sad that our young people are exposed to so much corruption now more than ever. God bless all of you and what you are and will be going thru.
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