1980s Murder in Martin
taxlady

Decatur, AR

#22 Dec 19, 2012
imjustcurious wrote:
Anyone have any information about a murder that took place in the early 80s in an apartment on Elm Street? I was told someone beat a gay man to death...I've looked for news articles online and can't find anything. Is it just rumor? Did they catch who did it? What happened?
The murder was done by a teenager named Harold (don't remember his last name). His father had been transferred from a GoodYear Plant in Jackson, MI to the Union City Plant. They moved to Martin. Harold was just a bit older than my sons and he hung around the Grove apartments were we lived. He was always very polite and sometimes helped me carry groceries in the house from the car. I was shocked to learn he had committed the murder. He had dropped out of high school. After his conviction, he served time in Lake County Prison at Tiptonville, TN. I was surprised to run into him there when I taught an accounting class at the prison in 1986. The young man he murdered was a music major at UTM I believe.

Since: Apr 12

Paris, TN

#23 Dec 20, 2012
"Living on welfare in housing area. Tomes all over town at night, walks everywhere."

Did you mean "Roams all over at night"? If so, there are several folks who roam all over at night. I am one. I've met several roamers who have sleep disorders, and a couple hours of walking allows some rest. Some roamers work odd hours and roam instead of drive as an act friendly to the environment. Some roamers are working on keeping hypertension in check. There are many legitimate reasons people roam. Be sure you stab the right back.
bloop

Cookeville, TN

#24 Dec 21, 2012
harold powell killed the gay guy who was hitting on him. my mother used to hang out with him and was actually with him the day before it happened. he beat the guys head in with weight lifting equiptment
Iremember

Paris, TN

#25 Dec 21, 2012
The murdered mans name was Bill Henson.
suckit

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#26 Dec 31, 2012
I went to school with Harold Powell. Super nice guy.
He said the gay guy came on to him so he beat his ass. Didn't mean to kill him, but he did.
The other murder of the parents was much earlier, in the late 70's.
I used to work with a neighbor of the old people.
vet

Monterey, TN

#27 Jan 22, 2013
yes bill hensen was killed
it happened on church st. he was killed by harold &
a minor bill was gay and a very good person and didnt deserve to die so brutely killers should still be in jail but no is this justice
Main Street

Cookeville, TN

#28 Jan 27, 2013
Does anybody remember in the earlier 80's a family name King, lived on Main Street pass the peanut place. Father killed mother than self - I have tried to find it in the newspapers - have always wonder what happened to the kids, i went to school with some of them.
Main Street

Cookeville, TN

#29 Jan 27, 2013
in Martin
bocephus

Cookeville, TN

#30 Jan 28, 2013
The Hundley murders were in the county, not city. David Lee Hundley killed his parents. A few years later, his brother Van Hundley died in a house fire.
bocephus

Cookeville, TN

#31 Jan 28, 2013
Main Street wrote:
Does anybody remember in the earlier 80's a family name King, lived on Main Street pass the peanut place. Father killed mother than self - I have tried to find it in the newspapers - have always wonder what happened to the kids, i went to school with some of them.
Remember it well. Charles King Sr. went into the Mullins Club in Greenfield and killed his wife on a bar stool then drove to Sharon to B&R Gear and shot himself. Charles Jr. ended up going to prison and I believe was killed in prison. Only one left is Mike King and last I heard was he was living in Martin.
main street

Martin, TN

#32 Mar 9, 2013
Bocephus - do you know whatever happened to their daughter Tammy King - she would be in her earlier 40's, last I heard her and brother Paul King went to live with family in Greenfield, never did hear and see them anymore.
wondering

Benton, KY

#33 Mar 9, 2013
what about a murder in a gas station? attendant shot in back of head, I think. maybe around 1982 or 83? attendant was black, I think.
weresmycar

Denton, TX

#34 Mar 17, 2013
wondering wrote:
what about a murder in a gas station? attendant shot in back of head, I think. maybe around 1982 or 83? attendant was black, I think.
didnt that happen with those winston people from martin.you know that fat fam from there
Tell us

Union City, TN

#35 Apr 7, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Living on welfare in housing area. Tomes all over town at night, walks everywhere.
If you know who he is then you should tell us. This is scary. The people of Martin should know if there's a murderer roaming around the streets at night

Since: Apr 13

White Oak, TX

#36 Apr 10, 2013
Don't know the names but it was 2 boys. The boy they murdered was Bill Henson and they were there because of drugs. They also stole his belongings and rumor was one of the boys mom turned him in because she knew those things weren't his. I know these things because he was my friend and gay or not he didn't deserve to die.
wildcats

La Vergne, TN

#37 Oct 9, 2015
suckit wrote:
I went to school with Harold Powell. Super nice guy.
He said the gay guy came on to him so he beat his ass. Didn't mean to kill him, but he did.
The other murder of the parents was much earlier, in the late 70's.
I used to work with a neighbor of the old people.
Sounds like he was all ready crazy and I'm sure he got ass taken care of where he went. And should still be there.
Colorado

Union City, TN

#38 Oct 10, 2015
wildcats wrote:
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Sounds like he was all ready crazy and I'm sure he got ass taken care of where he went. And should still be there.
They say hes buried behind the PIKE house, and on Halloween you can see his ghost
Martinite

Calhoun, KY

#40 Nov 14, 2015
Bossman wrote:
dude with mohawk haircut killed the guy on Church street.The K street murder was Ricky somebody, he killed his mother and left her in the house a week!
Ricky Pierce. Could hit a baseball a country mile. Class of 1976.
Citizen Martin

Dresden, TN

#41 Nov 21, 2015
Martinite wrote:
Where did it happen? I've heard Elm St and Church St...
Church Street in Martin, the white duplex house. All I remember the guy was gay and he killed him, but I don't remember how or why.
Bennydog

New Baltimore, MI

#42 Dec 5, 2015
Ricky pierce was in class of 77.

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