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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

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.

    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

dawnstutts ,

Lawson murder

You did a great job Chad! I enjoyed your voice and this chilling story.

jan kiser ,

Deadly Secrets

Chad does a great job, this is such an interesting and sad story. I love anything dealing with history and I am so impressed with this podcast! Chad does a great job helping to tell this story!

facarle ,

Intriguing story!

Chad Tucker has a great voice for storytelling! I am very intrigued by the mystery of why Lawson killed his family. I am looking forward to hearing “The rest of the story!”

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