May 21st, 1975
31-year-old Sherman W Richardson Junior, also known as hatchet Jack, was accused of slaying his father, Sherman Richardson sr, 66 years old and his aunt, Emma G prince, 65 years old. Their bodies were found in a shallow grave about 150 yards from the residence at 11:30 PM. The elder Richardson had been shot four times in the forehead and the prince woman had been shot once in an ear. It has been said that his mother was dying of cancer and in her last days, Ms. Prince moved in to help care for her. Upon her death, she stayed there with his father. One day, as Richardson Jr. returned from a day of work, he asked his aunt for a glass of orange juice. She responded sharply and said he was way too old for her to wait on him, prompting his father to get involved. He told Richardson Jr to pack up his things and be ready to move out in 30 days. Infuriated by his father’s words, he went upstairs to fetch his 20 gauge shotgun, came back downstairs, shot them both in the head, unloaded the rest on his father, and dragged their bodies to the basement. There, he used a chainsaw to brutally cut their bodies into pieces. He collected what was left of their dismembered bodies into twelve garbage bags, and buried them in the orchard.