Woody and Norton
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Guest

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 10, 2011
I know Ben Woody is still alive in prison for killing Norton's wife and child but Norton is deceased. His name was Donald Norton but they called him Chet. Anyone know what he died from? You want to talk about another horrific murder, this was awful. It happened in the 70's.
I remember

United States

#2 Mar 11, 2011
It was a horrific murder. I went to the trial. There was a collective audible gasp in the courtroom when they held up the crib sheet and the baby's pajamas. It shocked our small tight-knit community.
Guest

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Mar 14, 2011
I knew Ben quite well and couldn't believe he would have participated in something so sinister. Just curious (although it's none of my business) why you went to the trial. Did you know Norton was dead?
Unaware

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 16, 2011
Not being from this area I'm unfamiliar with this case or those involved. Could you explain what happened ? How awful for the families and your community.
Guest

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Mar 17, 2011
Chet Norton hired his friend Ben Woody to kill his 28 year old wife and 4 year old son. Norton was to pay him somewhere around 65,000. They were caught because Norton tried to hire someone else to kill Woody after the crime was committed.
Unaware

United States

#6 Mar 17, 2011
That's terrible no matter what circumstances go with it. Thanks for explaining.
Pam Maschino

Columbus, IN

#7 Apr 22, 2011
Guest wrote:
I knew Ben quite well and couldn't believe he would have participated in something so sinister. Just curious (although it's none of my business) why you went to the trial. Did you know Norton was dead?
Christine Brown Norton, is/was, my counsin. I would like to confirm that Donald (Chet) Norton is dead. I hope he is. Do you know how I could find this out? Thank you for your help.
went to school with him

Warsaw, IN

#8 Apr 24, 2011
I went to school with him and feel really terrible that he committed a crime like this..he was quite conceited and loud in school.does anyone know what he died of?just curious
more

Warsaw, IN

#9 Apr 24, 2011
So sorry Christine for your loss must have been such a nightmare.
more

Warsaw, IN

#10 Apr 24, 2011
sorry mean Pam maschino and family was such a tragedy..
Guest

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Apr 25, 2011
I would think that family members of Christine would have been the first to know if he was really dead. I looked it up under dept of correction inmate locator and it said deceased. Not sure if that is the same one. His name was Donald right?
Pam Maschino

Columbus, IN

#12 Apr 25, 2011
Yes, his name was Donald, but nicknamed, Chet. Thank you for your condolences. I am glad he rotted away in jail. I hope Woody dies in jail too and never gets out. Wish we had capital punishment - they didn't even deserve to live in jail.
Guest

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Apr 26, 2011
I wonder how you could ever rid yourself of the hate that her parents had to feel for that man and the embarrassment and humiliation Norton's parents suffered. What an awful crime.
Pam Maschino

Columbus, IN

#14 May 10, 2011
I found out that Norton died in 2006. I am glad the world is rid of him. He was a someone that had no conscience, no decency and was pure evil - hope he has fun dancing with the devil for eternity.
Guest

Indianapolis, IN

#15 May 11, 2011
Do we know how he died? Was it natural causes I wonder or something else?
curious from rockville

Mecca, IN

#16 Nov 9, 2011
I was just a child when this happened vaguely rememeber the story. And I dont wanna sound like I am probing,or bring up painful past memories for all involved,but was curious as to if Woody had any children himself,and where was he from?And was the horrible crime located right there in the city of Rockville?
Duane Borders

Terre Haute, IN

#17 Nov 15, 2011
curious from rockville wrote:
I was just a child when this happened vaguely rememeber the story. And I dont wanna sound like I am probing,or bring up painful past memories for all involved,but was curious as to if Woody had any children himself,and where was he from?And was the horrible crime located right there in the city of Rockville?
Yes he did
Duane Borders

Terre Haute, IN

#18 Nov 15, 2011
Yes he did have children. I am a cousin and would discuss any and all of this with you. [email protected]
vicki lovins

Brazil, IN

#19 Jun 1, 2012
I was neighbors with the Nortons and my friend had sold a pug dog that Chet wanted to give the little boy for his birthdday..later the dog was killed also..knowing that after Chet took Christine and the little boy out for a spahgetti dinner what he was taking them home to..he told his wife he was going to play some poker..knowing what he would find when he went home..they were a nice looking couple and he drove around in his Vette like he was single but u would have never thought that he was that kind of person..Christine and her son were buried in the same casket..long ago but never forgotten..
feelingill

Warsaw, IN

#22 Jul 4, 2012
hopefully the scumbag that is still alive in prison will have a face to face meeting with karma!

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