5 episodes

On Christmas day, 1929 a rural North Carolina tobacco farmer brutally murdered six of his children, his wife and then killed himself. The horrific crime made the front page of the New York Times. It inspired a hit record and would conjure up rumor and speculation for generations to come. Some say Charlie Lawson just snapped while others believe it may have been centered around a troubled heart. But as brutal and bizarre as the murders were, what followed the funeral has become the stuff of legend. The crime scene became a tourist attraction with bloody photographs being sold as souvenirs. Deadly Secrets, The Lawson Family Murder delves deep into the events ─ with recently discovered interviews from people who were there that day ─ in hopes of finding answers to this 90-year-old murder mystery.

Deadly Secrets: The Lawson Family Murder FOX8 WGHP-TV

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 384 Ratings

On Christmas day, 1929 a rural North Carolina tobacco farmer brutally murdered six of his children, his wife and then killed himself. The horrific crime made the front page of the New York Times. It inspired a hit record and would conjure up rumor and speculation for generations to come. Some say Charlie Lawson just snapped while others believe it may have been centered around a troubled heart. But as brutal and bizarre as the murders were, what followed the funeral has become the stuff of legend. The crime scene became a tourist attraction with bloody photographs being sold as souvenirs. Deadly Secrets, The Lawson Family Murder delves deep into the events ─ with recently discovered interviews from people who were there that day ─ in hopes of finding answers to this 90-year-old murder mystery.

    Introducing Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40 Year Mystery

    Introducing Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40 Year Mystery

    On August 26, 1980, 14-year-old Ronda Blaylock disappeared shortly after leaving her high school. In the days to follow, her family and friends searched for her in the area of her hometown in Rural Hall, North Carolina, hoping to bring her home alive.

    • 6 min
    The Hauntings

    The Hauntings

    Today people are flocking sixteen miles away from the crime scene to the former funeral home that prepared the Lawson family for burial.

    • 20 min
    Those Left Behind

    Those Left Behind

    The curious began to descend on the Lawson's tobacco farm and sightseers were known to steal pieces of the property as souvenirs

    • 21 min
    Christmas Day 1929

    Christmas Day 1929

    Why did a poor North Carolina tobacco farmer kill his wife, six of his kids and himself on Christmas Day, 1929?

    • 17 min
    Introducing Deadly Secrets: The Lawson Family Murder

    Introducing Deadly Secrets: The Lawson Family Murder

    On Christmas day, 1929 a rural North Carolina tobacco farmer brutally murdered six of his children, his wife and then killed himself, the question remains, why?

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

Jess Giles ,

Very good please don’t quit

This has been very good; I hope they finish it.

Greatauntof9 ,

Good Depiction Of Stokes Co Tragedy

Chad and Fox8 has done a great job putting together a good depiction of this tragedy.

mr.'?! ,

Oldest son

I was disappointed that there was no mention of the only surviving family member. Surely people in the area spoke to him. What ever happened to him. Did he speak about it? Did he move away?

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