Pritchard to be paroled

Pritchard to be paroled

There are 64 comments on the Washington Daily News story from May 26, 2007, titled Pritchard to be paroled. In it, Washington Daily News reports that:

“I think there are more people who knew about it before and after it happened.”

Christopher Wayne Pritchard, a Washington man serving a life sentence for aiding and abetting in the 1988 murder of Lieth Von Stein of Washington, his stepfather, is scheduled to be paroled June 2. The parole ... via Washington Daily News

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Elad

Rochester, NY

#21 Jul 24, 2010
I just finished reading the book and it was both fascinating and disturbing.
I think the fivesome planned the affair. Leith was obviously killed sometime around 10 pm and the rest of it had to be staged to eventually call 911 around 4:30 am. The timeframe of the phone call is to cover Chris, who may have been there and returned to NC State right after the incident. Bonnie was obviously stabbed (staged) very close to the time of the 911 phone call.
Tonya Burns

Pinehurst, NC

#22 Aug 25, 2010
according 2 the ncdoc website upchurch is still in jail and not up 4 review again til december of this year(2010)... as 4 angela and chris last i heard they were living in welcome(lexington)nc. WITH THEIR MOTHER!!! shes a better woman than me. i believe upchurch was involved but neal henderson got off (basically) with a slap on the wrist and i believe he was there IN THE HOUSE the night of the murders. angela was in on it 2, i believe... but i feel that poor woman (bonnie) has been thru enough and if she can sleep at night i guess thats all that matters... BUT I COULDN'T SLEEP IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH SOMEONE WHO TRIED 2 KILL ME. just my opinion.
155towed

Grass Valley, CA

#23 Aug 26, 2010
What ever happened to the four men convicted of home invasion, battery, mulipule rape of a 22 year old Greenville girl (Caroline Lincoln) in early 1976. Was one of them to be paroled because he did not rape her, whereas the others did and hence - remain in prison for 50-60-70 years? With mulpule rapes and beatings, that one man was still there and was said he did nothing to stop the crime!!!! That's justice
Brandon Cherry

Washington, NC

#24 Sep 16, 2010
i am origanly from Washington NC. Some of your comments are true some are not. there were sevral things that were not brought up in court. no futher comments
marti ca

United States

#25 Dec 1, 2010
Re the undigested rice,might the victim have had a late night snack of restaurant left-overs while Bonnie was asleep? Was this idea ever persued? I gather the police work was very sloppy re this case.
Buddy B

Canton, OH

#26 Dec 18, 2010
I have just read the book. The only way Bonnie can now live under the same roof as Chris and Angela is if she was "in on it" too. I believe Bonnie just wanted the money also.
Buddy B

Canton, OH

#27 Dec 18, 2010
I just read the book. Bonnie was in on the murder also!
NC-intrigue

Burlington, NC

#28 Feb 10, 2011
Chris Pritchard owns an apartment in Lexington NC. Bonnie Von Stein owns a home on 1.66 acres in Arcadia (near Welcome/Lexington) in Davidson County. Angela has a PO Box in Welcome and is a part-time photographer, particularly of equestrian events. Any idea where Neal is these days?
francie

Plano, TX

#29 Mar 20, 2011
I have a hard time with the food not being digested either. I also have a real hard time believing Angela did not hear the screams. However, if she was "in on it" it would have been better for her to have spent the night at a friends house as she would have had an alibi and no questions at all as to why she was not murdered or awakened. I also believe Neal and Chris should have had the same sentence Bart had. I love my children dearly but would never have used my poor murdered husband's money to protect my own son who murdered him. Good grief that is cold. I guess the law could not prevent her from doing so.
Lulu

United States

#30 May 18, 2011
No clue why this case popped in my head today, but it did, and here I am.

I still can't believe Chris Pritchard has been paroled. Not right. Not right at all. All three of them should have been sentenced to life with no parole. I don't care who was driving, who did the actual physical killing. All three knew what the intent was, all three are equally culpable in my mind. This was a brutal, brutal attack resulting in the death of a defenseless man. Sad, all around.
Leenie

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Aug 23, 2011
Um......Irregardless????????? That is not a word Karen!!!!!!
Rick Goodman

AOL

#33 Sep 7, 2011
Isnt he a salesman at Butterball Turkey now?
NUMB

Lillington, NC

#34 Jan 3, 2012
How could tey let someone out of prison tht they say is a master manipulater to do it again???? I know of which I speak...turtle????
NUMB

Lillington, NC

#35 Jan 3, 2012
NC-intrigue wrote:
Chris Pritchard owns an apartment in Lexington NC. Bonnie Von Stein owns a home on 1.66 acres in Arcadia (near Welcome/Lexington) in Davidson County. Angela has a PO Box in Welcome and is a part-time photographer, particularly of equestrian events. Any idea where Neal is these days?
He is in Raleigh NC
Jason Serrano

Portsmouth, VA

#36 Feb 12, 2012
N Drew wrote:
He lied on the stand to save his life, knowing Henderson has admitte after his release to the physical attack on Von Stein andPritchard knows this and still lied to send an innocent man to Death Row. Henderson is now strung out on drugs so why has his parole not been revoked? The used in this crime also belonged to henderson. He and Prichard belong in prison to serve time for lieing to have an innocent man incarcerated and they are free? Pritchard was bought out of prison with the money he killed for. His mother should be ashamed of herself.
This movie has been in my head for years now, I just watched it again with my mother and could not stop searching the internet for answers. I found nothing on Henderson. Did he really admit to the attacks?? Also, was wondering if Bonnie believed it was Henderson, or if that was a movie prop. If so, WOW!
Ronald M

Wake Forest, NC

#37 Feb 13, 2012
I ate Taco Bell last night, and just shat my f-ing underwear. Gross. Beans and cilantro everywhere.

“open head, open heart”

Since: Apr 09

that's how the light gets in

#38 Apr 7, 2012
Timeline wrote:
The key to this whole thing is that the rice and chicken Lieth Von Stein ate before he was killed had barely been digested and had not even left his stomach. This contradicts the timeline given by Bonnie and all of the defendants.
Bonnie stated that they finished eating by about 9 p.m. A restaurant receipt confirmed this. This easily digestable food should have left Lieth's stomach and moved into the small intestine by 11 p.m. She called the police at about 4:30 a.m. However, when the autopsy was done, the food had not left Lieth's stomach. This strongly indicates that he was actually killed at about 10 p.m. The medical examiner who testified at trial was baffled by this. What happened from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., when Bonnie called the police? And how could Angela not have heard all the screams next to her bedroom if she was asleep and this brutal attack occurred at about 4 a.m.?
Theses are the real mysteries.
I agree. I just finished reading 'Cruel Doubt' by Joe McGinniss. A fascinating book on the crime.
These questions stood out for me too. Angela's participation in the plot is quite believable & supported by the evidence. Angela & Moog were a couple, giving her the motive to help the murderers. Lieth's stomach contents are the only loose end in the scenario, IMO.
Justice DOES Matter

Tacoma, WA

#39 Apr 17, 2012
Timeline wrote:
The key to this whole thing is that the rice and chicken Lieth Von Stein ate before he was killed had barely been digested and had not even left his stomach. This contradicts the timeline given by Bonnie and all of the defendants.
Bonnie stated that they finished eating by about 9 p.m. A restaurant receipt confirmed this. This easily digestable food should have left Lieth's stomach and moved into the small intestine by 11 p.m. She called the police at about 4:30 a.m. However, when the autopsy was done, the food had not left Lieth's stomach. This strongly indicates that he was actually killed at about 10 p.m. The medical examiner who testified at trial was baffled by this. What happened from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., when Bonnie called the police? And how could Angela not have heard all the screams next to her bedroom if she was asleep and this brutal attack occurred at about 4 a.m.?
Theses are the real mysteries.
I wonder if it's possible that Bonnie was unconscious for quite some time? Also....isn't it possible that Leith's digestion wasn't working just like clockwork? Just saying.....maybe not everyone's digestion is in great working order. I totally agree that Angela was somehow involved. There is clear evidence that she was involved, but not enough to put her on trial. I think Chris covered for his sister.
gerryann

United States

#40 Jun 10, 2012
I just finished reading the book "Cruel Doubt". Real good book. I think the whole family is crazy!! I don't believe, however, that Bonnie had anything to do with it. Everything says that she did not, as far as I could see. It's too bad that all the bad circumstances happened to everyone in that family though.'Cause it DID make them a little nutty; and I could see why all of them acted as they did. The only thing I couldn't understand was why Upchurch never ratted-out Henderson. He should have told the truth and said that he helped him do the killing/beating. Someone had to stab and someone had to beat!!!!
ClearasMud

York, PA

#41 Jul 4, 2012
Recently reviewed some data on this case. First the "state" law trumps personal perspective of what "should" or "should not" happen to The inmates terms. For Moog the "law" changed and so to did his sentence from death penalty to Life in prison.
This may be his saving grace as I am not convinced via evidence that he completed the violent act alone.
I do not care for the "personality" or so called Stoic behavior of Bonnie. But that is not cause to dislike her. She chose a different path to survive this heinous event. I think medically speaking the stomach contents are valid concerns to raise as is the FACT that is absolutely possible to be in and out of consciousness given the "severe" wounds that Bonnie did endure. Stop minimizing her condition at the time of the attack. She did not just get a band-aide placed on a scratch, she was in intensive care. Enough said from the peanut gallery that thinks differently of her factual harms. Chris P is out and that is a fact. He will and has paid his price to society whether it was just or premature, he is out and appearing to stay out of trouble.

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