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Sadly

Murray, KY

#1 Sep 9, 2008
I just seen a post that had the name in it. I had heard my brothers' talk of his athletic abilities. Does anyone have his actual name, other than just R. C. please. I would like to research further information about him.

Please, This is not intended to be a trashing thread. I just would like his name and if the information is FACT and not TRASHING, information would be appreciated.
Whitley Co Citizen 01

Corbin, KY

#2 Sep 9, 2008
I'm not trashing him. But I know he was convicted of murder. Drugs made him go off.
Sadly

Murray, KY

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Yes. That much I know about what happened. He killed some of his family members. His mother, aunt, and cousin?? Correct me if I am wrong...

My brothers' told me that he had been slipped acid at a party and it caused him to have a bad trip. I dont know this for fact. But I think at least one of them was at the same party.

Since: Aug 08

Richmond, KY

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Robert Cornelious Thomas. I went to school with him.
Sadly

Murray, KY

#5 Sep 9, 2008
Thank you very much. My search brought a dead end, I guess the nature of the situation and the outcome make it harder to track.
Carl

Lexington, KY

#7 Sep 9, 2008
I know that it is a very sad situation and that RC was/is a great guy. It just shows that you must always be careful around your surroundings. An innocent party ruined a young mans life by causing him to do evil. I'm by no means condoning his actions because they were truly wrong but I hate that it was brought on because of someone slipping him something.

As for the athlete, I heard he was one of the toughest, meanest Redhounds out of many tough mean redhounds in the storied tradition.
Sadly

Murray, KY

#8 Sep 9, 2008
Thanks very much Prime! I am quite a bit younger than that "era" of kids. But my brothers took me almost every with them and I wonder about their friends the same as I do mine.
once wild

United States

#9 Sep 10, 2008
R.C. was before my time as well, but as I've been told there was no better football player to have ever come outta Corbin than him.
Obnoxious

Murray, KY

#10 Sep 10, 2008
He was the same age as one of my brothers and 2 yrs older than the other one. I was like 3 back then... But my "youngest" brother played football back then and said that RC was not to be "reckoned" with on the field.
Old Timer

Murray, KY

#11 Sep 10, 2008
If you know Burley Foley he can fill you in on RC Thomas and his history.
Yeah

Somerset, KY

#12 Sep 10, 2008
It was PCP, angel dust as it was known then. A friend of mine, Roger, who was also an outstanding redhoud still visits him in prison. It was a tragedy.
Sadly

Murray, KY

#13 Sep 10, 2008
At that time, we lived near he and his family. And though I was not at an age to remember him personally, it still saddens me deeply that something like that happened to him.
It made me more aware of the dangers of parties and clubs and things, though. I don't think ever in my life have I left a drink (alcoholic or non) to return to drink and never have I accepted an opened drink from someone.
I only hope that if something as tragic had to happen, that others have taken it to heart the way that I did and it made them more cautious and more aware of what they were doing and what they were taking/drinking.
CHS 76 Member

United States

#14 Sep 10, 2008
Actually his name was Riddle Cornelius Thomas. We called him R. C. or Junior.
So you know

London, KY

#15 Sep 10, 2008
RC is not in a prison, he is in a mental institution.
slhsfan

Danvers, MA

#16 Sep 10, 2008
RC was a heck of of a player, he graduated a year ahead of me. Most people dont know he was a good guitar player too.
He was a decent friend to people who knew him well and, well, it was just a crappy set of cards he was dealt
miss l

Hopkinsville, KY

#17 Sep 15, 2008
if you want to know about rc go to goodys and ask his sister robin
sammy

Lawrenceburg, KY

#19 Sep 18, 2008
Gigga Bytes...you were just a baby when this happened
why do you care about knowing anything about rcthomas
skeetmasta

Mayfield, KY

#21 Sep 19, 2008
R.C. did roids in high school to help his football career. The drugs got to him really bad over time and he started doing more and more. One night someone found him and he ended up in police custody, but he had a ton of cocaine in him, he should have o.d.'d but didn't.
Riddle not robert

United States

#22 Sep 20, 2008
His name is Riddle Cornelius. He didn't like it, so always used "RC".
Renee

Reno, NV

#24 Jul 28, 2009
Sadly wrote:
Yes. That much I know about what happened. He killed some of his family members. His mother, aunt, and cousin?? Correct me if I am wrong...
My brothers' told me that he had been slipped acid at a party and it caused him to have a bad trip. I dont know this for fact. But I think at least one of them was at the same party.
He killed his mother and his cousin. He stabbed his aunt (my grandmother) 67 times but she is still alive today. He was not on drugs when this happened. He was sentenced on mental illness. You will only be able to find information from the court records.

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