Bassett Murders in 1988
Imagine That

Blytheville, AR

#149 Aug 3, 2008
Wow! I never said she deserved anything,just that she knew what could happen, and it did.Thats exactly what it was,wrong place,wrong time,and for sure wrong person to be with on that night.Of course murder is wrong,I've never defended what happened,I just look at it the way it is(or was).The same goes for feeling guilty.Maybe someone should..but no one does.Since most involved are in "that place" I guess GOD is working on that now.When you make the moves she made,nobody trusts you and you can't trust anyone, especialy the police.And lastly, I didn't try to put anything on the south end boys,I am a south end boy,boy!
the past

Little Rock, AR

#150 Aug 3, 2008
I have read through all these postings. An awful crime happened. I remember it well because I lived close to where it happened. I also knew those involved. I have often wondered what part Big Murry played in this. A couple of years after this happened I read a box of letters written by Lisa & BM to each other. She knew alot about his operation. It was known that Lisa played both sides of the law and it is also known that he is crazy. I know he was questioned a couple of times but nothing came from it. Just a thought.
old and wise

Trumann, AR

#151 Aug 3, 2008
BarbM wrote:
To NO NO; If the City had a Warrant on her, knew she lived in Driver, drove my new Lincoln when necessary, knew she worked for me why was the Warrant not not used? That short black detective came out there to see her several times. I was not in on the conversations, phone or otherwise, so I do not know why.
All this forum is doing is creating more questions. Each one of you claiming to know so much, yet so lttle. Two weeks before they were killed, Lisa and I were run off the road by a girl driver heading straight into the drivers side of my car. Without Lisa's good handling of the car no telling what would have happened. Looking back is so sad. I should have realized something then. Believe me I was out of my element. All I ever did was work. I was not even interested in TV shows featuring this kind of crap.
My opinion which is really worthless, if you were so familiar with the situation, then you must be one of the shooters. If you were not, then whoever is responsible would have you dead for running your mouth if you knew much as you say.. I did hear a few weeks ago that one of the Bennetts was drunk at a party shooting off his mounth that he did it, not Roy. No need to ask me who as they would not tell me his name knowing how I feel.
The older I get the less it matters because once I pass over I will know it all and why. If they will allow me a laptop and I will post to your forum and everyone can have their morbid curiousity satisfied.
Sorry you are wrong about any of these people being the shooter. This is their way of trying to to tell you something. As far as would have been killed if they knew someone knew the truth is it hard to figure they know they would have been killed. Sorry these people tried to help you perhaps this is the only way they could. I am sure this will end about trying to help you. I am sixity two years old so i am not interested in just blowing my mouth. Thank you for listening
heard

Trumann, AR

#152 Aug 3, 2008
BarbM wrote:
To NO NO; If the City had a Warrant on her, knew she lived in Driver, drove my new Lincoln when necessary, knew she worked for me why was the Warrant not not used? That short black detective came out there to see her several times. I was not in on the conversations, phone or otherwise, so I do not know why.
All this forum is doing is creating more questions. Each one of you claiming to know so much, yet so lttle. Two weeks before they were killed, Lisa and I were run off the road by a girl driver heading straight into the drivers side of my car. Without Lisa's good handling of the car no telling what would have happened. Looking back is so sad. I should have realized something then. Believe me I was out of my element. All I ever did was work. I was not even interested in TV shows featuring this kind of crap.
My opinion which is really worthless, if you were so familiar with the situation, then you must be one of the shooters. If you were not, then whoever is responsible would have you dead for running your mouth if you knew much as you say.. I did hear a few weeks ago that one of the Bennetts was drunk at a party shooting off his mounth that he did it, not Roy. No need to ask me who as they would not tell me his name knowing how I feel.
The older I get the less it matters because once I pass over I will know it all and why. If they will allow me a laptop and I will post to your forum and everyone can have their morbid curiousity satisfied.
Did they say it was a bennett that lived at sandridge out from bassett
Osceola Remembered

Dallas, TX

#153 Aug 3, 2008
BarbM wrote:
To NO NO; If the City had a Warrant on her, knew she lived in Driver, drove my new Lincoln when necessary, knew she worked for me why was the Warrant not not used? That short black detective came out there to see her several times. I was not in on the conversations, phone or otherwise, so I do not know why.
All this forum is doing is creating more questions. Each one of you claiming to know so much, yet so lttle. Two weeks before they were killed, Lisa and I were run off the road by a girl driver heading straight into the drivers side of my car. Without Lisa's good handling of the car no telling what would have happened. Looking back is so sad. I should have realized something then. Believe me I was out of my element. All I ever did was work. I was not even interested in TV shows featuring this kind of crap.
My opinion which is really worthless, if you were so familiar with the situation, then you must be one of the shooters. If you were not, then whoever is responsible would have you dead for running your mouth if you knew much as you say.. I did hear a few weeks ago that one of the Bennetts was drunk at a party shooting off his mounth that he did it, not Roy. No need to ask me who as they would not tell me his name knowing how I feel.
The older I get the less it matters because once I pass over I will know it all and why. If they will allow me a laptop and I will post to your forum and everyone can have their morbid curiousity satisfied.
Barbara, it's great to see you still have your wonderful sense of humor despite all of your heartaches!! I hope they do allow you a laptop but not to quench the thirst of the bloodhounds on here, just so you can keep them in their place! How right you are about those who seem to know so much. Why do they not go to the authorities? Not the local ones mind you. The FBI? And of course anyone who really knew anything has long been extinguished by the proper authorities. The truth may never be known on this earth, but there is a judge and jury in an eternal place that justice can't be escaped from. I hope to see you there with your precious son!
from joiner

Trumann, AR

#154 Aug 3, 2008
Osceola Remembered wrote:
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Barbara, it's great to see you still have your wonderful sense of humor despite all of your heartaches!! I hope they do allow you a laptop but not to quench the thirst of the bloodhounds on here, just so you can keep them in their place! How right you are about those who seem to know so much. Why do they not go to the authorities? Not the local ones mind you. The FBI? And of course anyone who really knew anything has long been extinguished by the proper authorities. The truth may never be known on this earth, but there is a judge and jury in an eternal place that justice can't be escaped from. I hope to see you there with your precious son!
The F B I was there when people were first question . His Last Name was Bennett, just to let you know i know, no he was not related to ANY of the Bennett here. He was with the sheffif department when they first started to question people. To you people who think you know what people here should do or why they didn't do what they shoud have if they knew so much, well let me tell you you don't know Shit.
BarbM

United States

#155 Aug 3, 2008
It does not matter who said what or to whom. It is a done deal and it seems there is nothing any of us can do about it. At this late date there is no point in anyone getting upset or angry, not even the families. I have come to realize there are more people who cared than not and for that I thank you. What you all have done to help me is to know they may be gone but they are not forgotten.
To "Heard", I have no idea who the Bennett was or where he was from, only that he was drunk and threatening. I don't want to know.
Former Employee

Blytheville, AR

#157 Aug 3, 2008
BarbM wrote:
It does not matter who said what or to whom. It is a done deal and it seems there is nothing any of us can do about it. At this late date there is no point in anyone getting upset or angry, not even the families. I have come to realize there are more people who cared than not and for that I thank you. What you all have done to help me is to know they may be gone but they are not forgotten.
To "Heard", I have no idea who the Bennett was or where he was from, only that he was drunk and threatening. I don't want to know.
I know this is off the subject of this thread but I sure do miss working at Parsons. I never thought in a million years when I was working there that I would ever say that but I do. I told my wife not long ago that if that place were still open I would still be there sweatin it off building those cabinets and loading those trucks. Barb I think when yall hired Henry Martin to run the place that was the downfall but thats water under the bridge. I learned alot of life experiences in that old place.
Teary

Aubrey, TX

#158 Aug 3, 2008
just wondering wrote:
Hi' Lisa's daughter.. I was just wondering where is your brother Eric? I use to play with him all the time when we were growing up.. I would love to hear from him...
Eric lives and works in Memphis. Who is this?
BarbM

United States

#159 Aug 4, 2008
Former Employee wrote:
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I know this is off the subject of this thread but I sure do miss working at Parsons. I never thought in a million years when I was working there that I would ever say that but I do. I told my wife not long ago that if that place were still open I would still be there sweatin it off building those cabinets and loading those trucks. Barb I think when yall hired Henry Martin to run the place that was the downfall but thats water under the bridge. I learned alot of life experiences in that old place.
Thank you for your kind words. First the young guy and then Henry did a job on destroying the place, first guy through his ignorance, then Henry along with friends wanted it wasted so he could buy it. While I should have sold I wanted to keep it going so people like you and me would have a place to work for a dependable check.
I spent 10 years paying off Uncle Sam taxes by myself thanks to the CPA leading me up the rosy path. In trying to do the impossible, I lost it all. I sm not looking for any sympathy, I just cannot believe I was so stupid.
After Paul was so brutally murdered I just could not stay in Osceola working at the cabinet company which was what was necessary for it to have remained open. Perhaps if the other interested parties gathered around to physically help the story could have had a different ending. All they wanted was the money.
Former Employee

Blytheville, AR

#160 Aug 4, 2008
BarbM wrote:
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Thank you for your kind words. First the young guy and then Henry did a job on destroying the place, first guy through his ignorance, then Henry along with friends wanted it wasted so he could buy it. While I should have sold I wanted to keep it going so people like you and me would have a place to work for a dependable check.
I spent 10 years paying off Uncle Sam taxes by myself thanks to the CPA leading me up the rosy path. In trying to do the impossible, I lost it all. I sm not looking for any sympathy, I just cannot believe I was so stupid.
After Paul was so brutally murdered I just could not stay in Osceola working at the cabinet company which was what was necessary for it to have remained open. Perhaps if the other interested parties gathered around to physically help the story could have had a different ending. All they wanted was the money.
I never really thought Henry had the best interest of the company in mind when he started painting the cabinets green. Go figure covering up that wood with paint. Then he hired his wife and that firm to come in and tell us how to do our jobs, what a waste. I worked all over that place but I sweated many days on the assembly line building those kitchen cabinets with Bud and loading those trucks after Frank retired. I really kept believing that someone would open the old place back up.
BarbM

United States

#161 Aug 4, 2008
That is what Ray and I both talked about and wanted to do. It won't happen with us. With the building in the shape it is in I would not think of working in it if I had the money to re-open.
You know Frank is gone and Vernon has Altimers. Remember his bar-be-ques, so good.
I wonder what has happened to the others. Maybe we should start a Parsons Company thread and ask the old employees join in. Some of them worked there over thirty years with us. A lot of wonderful people and good friends.
off the subject

Dyess, AR

#162 Aug 5, 2008
miss barbm the vernon your talking about i cant remember his last name but was he married to teresa johnson? thank you
lovingheart

Blytheville, AR

#163 Aug 5, 2008
I remember Paul as the cutest guy I had ever seen. I had this huge crush on him, I was so shy I don't think he even knew who I was. Later, he married a girl that I went to school with. All I can say to you, Ms. Barbara, is that one day you will get answers. It may not be in this lifetime, but Paul is waiting to tell you all about it. As difficult as it may be, try to think about all the wonderful years you had with him.
Another Worker

Blytheville, AR

#164 Aug 5, 2008
off the subject wrote:
miss barbm the vernon your talking about i cant remember his last name but was he married to teresa johnson? thank you
Your talking about Vernon Houston the one Barb is talking about is Vernon Wilson.
BarbM

United States

#165 Aug 6, 2008
Another Worker wrote:
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Your talking about Vernon Houston the one Barb is talking about is Vernon Wilson.
Vernon and Susie are who I mention. They are wonderful parents, grandparents and dear friends of the Parsons over 40 years. What happened to Vernon Houston?
You are so right. Parul was a doll with goodlooks, good manners and ability. After getting his divorce he was coming together...until he was killed.
Fmr SO

Little Rock, AR

#166 Aug 6, 2008
All of the questions have been answered. I have seen the file and truly believe it to be true.
off the subject

Dyess, AR

#167 Aug 6, 2008
teresa is my cousin and i know her and vernon houston got a divorce. vernon is a good man i always liked him.im not sure where vernon is.
sure

Blytheville, AR

#168 Aug 6, 2008
Fmr SO wrote:
All of the questions have been answered. I have seen the file and truly believe it to be true.
wrong! We do know how it work, was around get it?Fmr SO, then you should know the truth
Agree not

Little Rock, AR

#169 Aug 6, 2008
sure wrote:
<quoted text>wrong! We do know how it work, was around get it?Fmr SO, then you should know the truth
I feel a little bit dumber after trying to read and decipher your message.

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