murder 1993? body in cistern

murder 1993? body in cistern

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#1 Oct 29, 2010
does anyone know this story, a man killed his wife and another person then put them in the cistern it happened somewhere around Mooresburg, I was just a child but heard adults talking about it. Does anyone know how to look this story up on the internet since it happened so many years ago.

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#2 Oct 29, 2010
in the slate hill road area off 25-E . The house is no longer there. I think he had her knee caps in his pockets when he was arrested. His mother turned him in.

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#3 Oct 29, 2010
Well this is what I was told. I cant verify all that.
intown

Morristown, TN

#4 Oct 29, 2010
I went to school with his sister...she is such a nice person but he always had issues.
darlene

Nashville, TN

#5 Oct 29, 2010
Donald Massey was his name, he used to have it published in the paper for his wife to come home. I can't remember her name but I am thinking Sheila was her name, he was caught when his mother turned him in for killing Richard Carpenter I think that was his name, he cut him up with an electric knife and put him in the cistern.
darlene

Nashville, TN

#6 Oct 29, 2010
I may be wrong about the last name it may have been Fergerson, I just know in school we called him Massey Fergerson like the tractor???
Richards friend

United States

#7 Oct 29, 2010
darlene wrote:
I may be wrong about the last name it may have been Fergerson, I just know in school we called him Massey Fergerson like the tractor???


Donald Ferguson, wifes name was Sherry, Richard Carpenter was man he killed. Happened on Rocky Summitt Rd In Bean Station. Donald was always a sick and twisted man and Richard always felt sorry for him. Yes he put his body parts in cistern after decappitating him and sawing off other parts of his body, he wore a necklace with a piece of sherry's skull around his neck and has pieces of her bones hanging on his wall. His mother did call police on him but my question has always been why didnt she call the several years before when he put parts of his wife in that same cistern?? I was there the day they pulled Richards remains out of the cistern. You may can pull this story up by putting the murderers name in im not sure. May he rot in the pits of hell for what he done to my friend and this woman!
nephew

United States

#8 Oct 29, 2010
You are right about the names, she was my aunt. The reason his mom did not go to the police was because she was afraid of him. He had already beat her so much that they had to amputate her arm.

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#9 Oct 30, 2010
nephew wrote:
You are right about the names, she was my aunt. The reason his mom did not go to the police was because she was afraid of him. He had already beat her so much that they had to amputate her arm.
I remember seeing her walking on the road with just one arm. The carpenter man might have been a relative of mine. My grandfathers name was Carpenter and from the mooresburg area.
Suzi

United States

#10 Oct 30, 2010
wow..how scary.. I remember this but I was just young..wasnt the house close to the road?
another friend

Morristown, TN

#11 Oct 30, 2010
yes the house was right off 25 e, and thank god the house burned down. i grew up over there and richard stayed at our house all the time and never hurt anyone and sure didn't deserve to die like that.rest in peace richard, we love you. enough said...

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#12 Oct 30, 2010
Suzi wrote:
wow..how scary.. I remember this but I was just young..wasnt the house close to the road?
didnt that man have a history of exposing himself to the school bus when it passed that house?
yikes

Morristown, TN

#13 Oct 30, 2010
Well this story will keep me up tonight...
Richards Friend

Wailuku, HI

#14 Oct 30, 2010
Mark Rice wrote:
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didnt that man have a history of exposing himself to the school bus when it passed that house?
yes he did!
Richards Friend

Wailuku, HI

#15 Oct 30, 2010
another friend wrote:
yes the house was right off 25 e, and thank god the house burned down. i grew up over there and richard stayed at our house all the time and never hurt anyone and sure didn't deserve to die like that.rest in peace richard, we love you. enough said...
if you grew up over there and he stayed at your house i bet I know what family, just not sure which one of you it is lol. cause if he wasnt at your house he was at ours until he started staying with Ferguson
Richards Friend

Wailuku, HI

#16 Oct 30, 2010
sorry pc just went crazy
I Remember

Maryville, TN

#17 Oct 31, 2010
My aunt lived just out the road,I remember her saying the girl came to her house ,beating on the door,all bloody.She went to wake her son and when she come back the girl was gone.She was old and it scared her and her daughter was afraid of him,he would flash her when she would drive by.My aunt thought that's the night he killed her.
Richards Friend

Middlesex, NC

#18 Nov 1, 2010
I Remember wrote:
My aunt lived just out the road,I remember her saying the girl came to her house ,beating on the door,all bloody.She went to wake her son and when she come back the girl was gone.She was old and it scared her and her daughter was afraid of him,he would flash her when she would drive by.My aunt thought that's the night he killed her.


I would know your aunt if she lived in that neighborhood
I Remember

Columbia, TN

#19 Nov 1, 2010
Richards Friend wrote:
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I would know your aunt if she lived in that neighborhood
Last name West,Passed several years ago,very nice lady.
Richards Friend

Byesville, OH

#20 Nov 1, 2010
I Remember wrote:
<quoted text>Last name West,Passed several years ago,very nice lady.
I remember The Wests, very good people. Were friends with my mom and Dad. They were Bryants.

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