The Mystery Box
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The Mystery Box

The Mystery of the Lawson Family Massacre

On Christmas Day 1929, Charlie Lawson killed his wife and six children before committing suicide. Why?

Family portrait of the Lawsons, clockwise from top left, Arthur, 16, Marie, 17, Charles, 43, Fannie, 37, holding baby Mary Lou, Carrie, 12, Raymond, 2, Maybell, 7, James, 4. | Source

On Christmas Day 1929, gunshots were heard in Germanton, North Carolina. Charlie Lawson killed his wife and six children before he finally…

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