Dying Virginia Woman Confesses to Double Murder 42 Years Ago in Ice Cream Shop

t1homevictimswvirPolice in Staunton, Virginia are dealing with a deathbed confession that may have solved a 42-year-old double murder. Sharron Diane Crawford Smith, 60, confessed to the murder of Constance Smootz Hevener, 19, and Carolyn Hevener Perry, 20 (who was also Hevener’s sister-in-law) at High’s Ice Cream store on 1967. She said that she shot the woman after she teased her about being a lesbian and got into a physical altercation.


Smith’s confession was made on November 28th. She was charged with the murders, but died on January 19th. Police remains bothered, however, by the role of a police officer in getting rid of the murder weapon.

Smith said that she gave the weapon to a detective on the police force in 1967, David Bocock, and that he buried it. It appears that he did not bury it, but kept it. Kathy Myers has come forward to say that that Bocock gave the gun to her deceased husband, a former Staunton police officer, in 1981, telling him, “Don’t let anybody know I gave this to you.” She has turned over the gun to the police.

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17 thoughts on “Dying Virginia Woman Confesses to Double Murder 42 Years Ago in Ice Cream Shop

  1. LOL! Funny how Obama’s “Executive Order” to close Gitmo was really an “Executive Order” to creat a plan to create a plan for the closing of Gitmo.

  2. Commentary: Obama breaks his own rules already

    By Campbell Brown
    January 23, 2009
    CNN

    (CNN) — Just a couple of nights ago, we heaped praise on the new president for announcing what he called a new era of openness, where in his administration, transparency would rule the day.

    And the lobbyists that he was so critical of during the campaign? Well, he told us they will now face even tougher new restrictions.

    President Obama: “The executive order on ethics I will sign shortly represents a clean break from business as usual. As of today, lobbyists will be subject to stricter limits than under any other administration in history. If you are a lobbyist entering my administration, you will not be able to work on matters you lobbied on, or in the agencies you lobbied during the previous two years. When you leave government, you will not be able to lobby my administration for as long as I am president.”

    Well, anyway that’s what President Obama said two days ago. But as we first told you Thursday Obama already wants and will get an exception to his own new rule.

    You see, what happened is, there is this former lobbyist for a big defense contractor called Raytheon. Obama wants him to be deputy defense secretary. So, he wants a waiver to his own rule – now.

    That means Obama is saying he will put tough new restrictions on lobbyists, except when he won’t.

    Really? Is this how it is going to be? Just three days into this administration?

  3. Elections have consequences

    In his inauguration speech, President Obama said, “the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.” He suggested that these arguments should be set aside as “childish things.”

    Today Obama listened to Republican criticism of his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders, acknowledged that there are philosophical differences between the parties, and then reminded the assembled Republicans, “I won.”

    Who is the child?????

  4. Obama hides signing EO authorizing aid money for abortions

    On the anniversary of Roe v Wade, abortion supporters expected Obama to issue an executive order reversing the Mexico City policy imposed by George Bush prohibiting American aid dollars for international abortions.

    Obama demurred, perhaps wishing to avoid the media scrutiny that would attend such a move on Roe’s anniversary. Instead, Obama will quietly sign the new EO today, away from the media spotlight:
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order later Friday ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortion, officials said.

    It is a move certain to please liberals and other abortion-rights advocates, and the reversal was expected in the Democrat’s first week as president.

    This isn’t exactly a Profile in Courage. Actions get taken on Friday afternoons when people want the media to ignore it. By noon, the broadcast networks have their evening news well planned, and Americans as a rule go out to socialize. It’s not called the graveyard of news cycles for nothing.

    It seems significant that the first such Friday afternoon news cycle of the Obama administration gets used for authorizing American tax dollars for abortions abroad. We’re spending a trillion dollars that we don’t have now for an economic stimulus that will likely make the economy worse as we pull capital out of the markets. With the federal budget deficit exploding to three times its previous size, thanks to the bailout, why should Americans pay for abortions overseas?

  5. Wow, funny how you trolls can’t stay on topic. Did Jesus tell you to act like moron or did you come to that strategy yourself?

  6. Okay..so how long you think it will be until one of those crime shows writes this story into an episode?

    I think it will be within a month…

  7. Remorse:

    “Who is the child?????”

    **************

    Why that would be my own Representative Eric Cantor (R, VA) who decided to “call” Obama while holding a pair of deuces. Eric’s the same guy who took cash from Jack Abramoff, and whose wife’s bank just got a hefty share of the bailout money, unbeknowst to her and Eric , of course.

  8. Remorse
    1, January 24, 2009 at 7:10 am
    Obama hides signing EO authorizing aid money for abortions

    A) Hardly “hidden” since it was reported on every news program.

    B) It’s about time.

  9. Remorse
    1, January 24, 2009 at 7:00 am
    LOL! Funny how Obama’s “Executive Order” to close Gitmo was really an “Executive Order” to creat a plan to create a plan for the closing of Gitmo.

    At least the focus is on closing it rather than on keeping this remnant of the eight year Bush nightmare open. This is a campaign promise kept. Did you trolls think it would close on Day 3 with no concern for the status or disposition of the prisoners? No one on the left thought that would happen. How naive can you be?

  10. Our local paper, The Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch, is reporting that part of the deathbed confession implicated the detective. Ms. Smith apparently said the detective, Bocock, “knew” she was the killer all along. If this is true it makes a bizarre case fantastic.

  11. I can’t believe you racist backwoods hillbillies. You will use any platform to launch into conservative hate mongering. If Obama was white, would you still have so many issues with the man? I’m white and from near Staunton, SO DON’T try to twist my words. Why would you post political misinformation on a page dedicated to murder victims? YOU are the problem with America.

  12. So President Obama is a “child” because he said he won? Well he isn’t a liar like the ones that lost! At least he told the truth! i mean, he did win…..now what about those weapons of mass destruction? Did we EVER solve THAT lie?

  13. Wow, I thought this article was about a “cold case” unsolved murder, a shady 42-year-old police investigation, and a half-hearted attempt to put an open homicide to bed, and I was completely disoriented by a conversation about Obama and the recalcitrant Congress. Now what are the constitutional ramifications of THAT? :roll:

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