Convicted murderer and escapee dies i...

Convicted murderer and escapee dies in prison

There are 14 comments on the WBIR-TV Knoxville story from Aug 31, 2010, titled Convicted murderer and escapee dies in prison. In it, WBIR-TV Knoxville reports that:

A Tellico Plains man convicted of murdering two teenage girls in the 70's then spending years on the run after his escape, has died in prison.

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Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#1 Aug 31, 2010
Sad, in a way that his live sentence was cut short but better for taxpayers that would have to support this scungie bum. At least now the family members won't have to worry about him ever getting out.
shepherd

Opelika, AL

#3 Sep 1, 2010
isodanvtli wrote:
Sad, in a way that his live sentence was cut short but better for taxpayers that would have to support this scungie bum. At least now the family members won't have to worry about him ever getting out.
well
shepherd

Opelika, AL

#4 Sep 1, 2010
well did you no him .if you did not keep your mouth shut .the man was lock up for sumthing he did not do. the mayor,district attorney ,and joe graves they where having joe and the outher boys pick the girls up for them so they could have orgy with these girls joe had to take the blame cause he had everbody saing he did it and they said they would kill him but no one was with him when it happen i thank its time everbody no the real story and not HEAR SAY ..MR SHEPHERD TELLICO PLAINS
sadly

Athens, TN

#5 Sep 1, 2010
shepherd wrote:
well did you no him .if you did not keep your mouth shut .the man was lock up for sumthing he did not do. the mayor,district attorney ,and joe graves they where having joe and the outher boys pick the girls up for them so they could have orgy with these girls joe had to take the blame cause he had everbody saing he did it and they said they would kill him but no one was with him when it happen i thank its time everbody no the real story and not HEAR SAY ..MR SHEPHERD TELLICO PLAINS
LMFAO

Yes, I have a history connected with Tellico and indeed have relatives who knew ol' Joe back in the day.

It is unbelievable that anyone would think this asshole was innocent to this very day.

A big crazy conspiracy story with no merit should be taken on face value.
Which of the 2 versions is more likely to be true?
well

Elizabethton, TN

#6 Sep 1, 2010
well what about the girl he kidnapped and raped in Johnson Co..many years ago and walked on the charges ...i'm sure her family doesn't feel for him...funny he died in Johnson Co. tho...i guess karma came back around....
crazyjoefinallyg one

Athens, TN

#7 Sep 1, 2010
well wrote:
well what about the girl he kidnapped and raped in Johnson Co..many years ago and walked on the charges ...i'm sure her family doesn't feel for him...funny he died in Johnson Co. tho...i guess karma came back around....
Legend has it that they suspected him of being connected with about a dozen missing girls in the East TN and North Carolina region.

In fact, his bold behavior, such as driving through town with the dead girl sitting in the seat and burying her near his home under a car, is a sign he had already hit the careless stage of being a killer.
This means that odds are he was a serial killer that had killed many times before.

I have relatives who claim to have spoken to Joe when he was back in town in the early to mid 80s and ran around disguised as a woman.

Odds are that what is left of the Shepherd clan is also insane, case in point the supposed relative of his with the insane conspiracy story.
lost

United States

#8 Feb 27, 2012
I never had the opportunity to meet joe but ive heard many stories.none of witch were gud.my mother had the opportunity to meet him n the late 70's.as a result of that i am here. Im not insane by any means. So dont hold his family at fault for what he has been accused of.
ino

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Feb 29, 2012
There are a few more who should go ahead and die since the STATE continues to grant appeals and spend money on them.Then, if they finally run out of options,the State won't have to spend money for the injections.I'm sorry;but I know some criminals on death row and they would kill again if the chance presented itself.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#10 Feb 29, 2012
ino wrote:
There are a few more who should go ahead and die since the STATE continues to grant appeals and spend money on them.Then, if they finally run out of options,the State won't have to spend money for the injections.I'm sorry;but I know some criminals on death row and they would kill again if the chance presented itself.
this is why justice is never swift. They let them stay in prison for yrs and let them appeal over & over & beg for pardon. Even in states like TX where they have death penalty.
fredfred

Nashville, TN

#11 Mar 2, 2012
If anyone wants the actual court evidence and testimonies against him in court, go to Find A Case and search Joe Shephard.
doe resident too

Elizabethton, TN

#12 Mar 4, 2012
candymoon2011 wrote:
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this is why justice is never swift. They let them stay in prison for yrs and let them appeal over & over & beg for pardon. Even in states like TX where they have death penalty.
They have the death penalty here.Some inmates like Paul Reed and Steven Huguley find ways to get out of it.They get a sugar mama attorney or play crazy.Reed killed seven and Huguley killed three including his mother and hauled her body in the trunk of his car on a date with a girl she detested.Now, that bunch who killed the couple in Knoxvile have appealed and is seeking a new trial.
silent neighbour

Toronto, Canada

#13 Mar 6, 2014
Back in the mid eighties in London ont I was babysat by this man, my sister brother n I n not once did he hurt either of us, as far as I knew he was a normal man
Tellico Resident

Fort Mill, SC

#14 Apr 6, 2015
shepherd wrote:
well did you no him .if you did not keep your mouth shut .the man was lock up for sumthing he did not do. the mayor,district attorney ,and joe graves they where having joe and the outher boys pick the girls up for them so they could have orgy with these girls joe had to take the blame cause he had everbody saing he did it and they said they would kill him but no one was with him when it happen i thank its time everbody no the real story and not HEAR SAY ..MR SHEPHERD TELLICO PLAINS
Right, that's why all of the physical evidence points that he DID it. And those detectives and DA's never had a complaint on them, so your slanderous lies are just that. Lies. You're probably one of those people that liked to part and get high with Shepard back in the day, so of course you want to blame other people. I'm assuming those same people probably locked your stupid ass up a few times too.
34443dd343r

Princeton Junction, NJ

#15 May 25, 2015
Nope, good ol country boyz are never guilty. Even when they bury murdered girls in their yard or have the murdered girls blood in the front seat of their car.

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