The Lillelid murders: remembering a c...

The Lillelid murders: remembering a crime that still haunts Eas...

There are 47 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Oct 26, 2007, titled The Lillelid murders: remembering a crime that still haunts Eas.... In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Few stories grip a community the way this one did, ten years ago. It was a crime that left three members of a family dead, and one forever scarred.

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Val

San Marcos, TX

#1 Oct 27, 2007
If only they would have have done that crime in Texas. Then they would have gotten a much stiffer sentance, I tell ya'
Jeff - Fredericksburg

Winchester, VA

#2 Nov 9, 2007
No, they didn't get what they deserved. The courts should have never made a deal with these devils. The people of Baileyton should have chosen their fate. Everytime I drive that route I think of those senseless murders. Everyone of those murdering kids should face the same fate. They do not deserve to live and I know that, in time, they will all be back out on the street. There is no justice.
brizzle

Mount Pleasant, SC

#3 Nov 12, 2007
i feel the same way, just hearing about all this. soon they will face the correct judgement (Romans 2:2) either granted the chance of eternal life, or cutting off.-Psalms 37:10,14,15

-Hampton Cong. S.C.
moron

Kingsport, TN

#4 Jun 6, 2009
they need to burn in hell for what they done my best frind lives were they got murdered at thats how i now
aaL

Makati, Philippines

#5 Feb 14, 2010
Those killers, since they are Satan's children, should live an immortal life on earth (because they'd be happier in hell), and should be literally burned forever. They deserve a cruel punishment.
Sad

AOL

#6 Feb 14, 2010
I live near where they were killed. The truck stop off the interstate brings in all kinds. We have to be careful no matter where we are and not be too trusting, especially these days. I know some people want to do the right thing but in these days I never pick up a hitch hiker. I lock my doors if I drive by someone on foot because if they are drunk or on drugs they walk out in front of you to make you stop. Just last summer a woman was punched in the face and kidnapped in an attempted car jacking at the same truck stop. We have kids killing, torturing cats, people on meth. Out here there are too many isolated places, it's just too easy to get lost and wander into trouble. I wish to God they had never been so trusting. I hope no one makes that mistake again. Anyone attacks me, I won't pray with or for them. I will blow them to hell.
Copperhead

Nashville, TN

#7 Feb 14, 2010
THAT murder made Me realize how many evil people there is in America let alone the whole dam World..At least the little boy survived.Wasn't He about four years old when that happened?.I understand that He is living somewhere in Europe with some of their family.....God be with Him.
Copperhead

Nashville, TN

#8 Feb 14, 2010
Sad wrote:
I live near where they were killed. The truck stop off the interstate brings in all kinds. We have to be careful no matter where we are and not be too trusting, especially these days. I know some people want to do the right thing but in these days I never pick up a hitch hiker. I lock my doors if I drive by someone on foot because if they are drunk or on drugs they walk out in front of you to make you stop. Just last summer a woman was punched in the face and kidnapped in an attempted car jacking at the same truck stop. We have kids killing, torturing cats, people on meth. Out here there are too many isolated places, it's just too easy to get lost and wander into trouble. I wish to God they had never been so trusting. I hope no one makes that mistake again. Anyone attacks me, I won't pray with or for them. I will blow them to hell.
I stopped carrying a weapon when I got out of Viet-Nam..........Started carrying again around '84 when crack got out of control..SPRINGFIELD 1911,DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT.
mother

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Sep 14, 2010
Such a horrible thing. I get this eerie feeling every time i drive by that rest stop on the interstate. i will never stop there. this world is so full of cruel and evil individuals. i pray for the safety of my daughter every day many many times a day. Including to protect her from murders, rapist, evil people, kidnappers. these are things a parent has to worry about every day. every time she asks if she can spend the night with a friend from school it takes a month or two before i decided whether or not to let her. that's after finding out the parents name, where the live, and work, and asking everyone i know if they know the person and what type of person they are. you can't trust people anymore. you never know what kind of person they are before you send your child into thier home for them to watch over them and protect them. the world is a scary place. my child doesn't roam around the neighborhood or ride her bike around. she stays in the front yard with me outside with her at all time. The lillelid were with thier children at this truckstop and still unable to protect them and thier selves. people can't even be nice to teenagers anymore. it's awful.
Knewthemwell

Princeton, KY

#10 Jan 30, 2011
I have so many things and mostly opinions about this particular story I wouldnt know where to start, i just saw this post or else I would have said something earlier. never new it existed. Till now. I knew all of them personally, except the youngest. Went to school with all of them, partied, fought, even strangeled Karen Howell. I've went to the Physchologist Helen Smith, the one that made the documentary Six, spoke to her several times, and also bought and paid for the documentary. I also shot her theory all to hell as to why these people did what they did. Daddy issues, bipolar, bad home lives, to which I came from the exact same background, however it blew her theory, and indeed her way to make money from tortured, bullied children wayy out of the water so she didnt feel the need to discuss anymore of it with me. I thought this story, and its headlines had long been forgotten, but if you want to know anything, anything at all that goes against theory of sexual assualt, mental conditions, or even daddy issues, keep this blog alive, reply to me with any questions, i'll be more than happy to help.
Charter Vol

Knoxville, TN

#11 Feb 1, 2011
Being a moderator of a popular message board I was made aware of the documentary about this case, referenced above, titled "Six".

I don't agree or disagree with the above poster's opinion but the doc is worth seeing in my opinion and the only one on the case.
JustMe

Pikeville, KY

#12 Feb 11, 2011
I knew them my whole life, minus two of them. Went to school, did all the school things that seniors do until all of this happened. Everyone was affected by this in some way. I didn't drink, do drugs, party, or worship atone or anything but the good Lord above. That is until all of this happened, I didn't know how to deal with the reality that this horrible, gut wrenching thing had happened. After I graduated I became so depressed that I separated myself fro everyone except the alcohol. After two months of thinking, what could I have done, what if I had gone to that motel and gotten them when crystal called me...she asked me to come and get her because she was scared.....what if? Would I have been a victim, would that simple act changed the outcome....who knows....because I sure didn't. I ended up in the hospital with tubes everywhere they could put them, the week that i got out of the hospital I was visited by the prosecutor, I was to meet them at a local motel to discuss the case with them, as gullible as I am thought I was going to help the case in a positive way....thank god I had to have a family member with me. That night I was shown the crime scene photos and was told that I had helped cause this because I knew them. Then came the trials that I had to sit through....12 years later and I can still see the photos from that night, I will never forget this and I still grieve for the families affected by this...and I will be haunted by this for the rest of my life....
Linda

Clarksville, FL

#13 Feb 11, 2011
Knewthemwell wrote:
I have so many things and mostly opinions about this particular story I wouldnt know where to start, i just saw this post or else I would have said something earlier. never new it existed. Till now. I knew all of them personally, except the youngest. Went to school with all of them, partied, fought, even strangeled Karen Howell. I've went to the Physchologist Helen Smith, the one that made the documentary Six, spoke to her several times, and also bought and paid for the documentary. I also shot her theory all to hell as to why these people did what they did. Daddy issues, bipolar, bad home lives, to which I came from the exact same background, however it blew her theory, and indeed her way to make money from tortured, bullied children wayy out of the water so she didnt feel the need to discuss anymore of it with me. I thought this story, and its headlines had long been forgotten, but if you want to know anything, anything at all that goes against theory of sexual assualt, mental conditions, or even daddy issues, keep this blog alive, reply to me with any questions, i'll be more than happy to help.
Will somebody tell me what happen.
Truth

Champaign, IL

#14 Jun 30, 2011
I knew most of them. Karen and I ran alot together. And I wonder if I hadn't been out of town when they left what would have happened. It is hard to think of this anytime in life. I look backa nd remember how they were. i still have one of Karen's shirts somewhere in my stuff, I do believe.
bigT

Kodak, TN

#15 Jul 5, 2011
Truth wrote:
I knew most of them. Karen and I ran alot together. And I wonder if I hadn't been out of town when they left what would have happened. It is hard to think of this anytime in life. I look backa nd remember how they were. i still have one of Karen's shirts somewhere in my stuff, I do believe.
well throw it away for the love of god,it may rub off on ya!!!
Roman

Woodland Hills, CA

#16 Sep 23, 2011
JustMe wrote:
I knew them my whole life, minus two of them. Went to school, did all the school things that seniors do until all of this happened. Everyone was affected by this in some way. I didn't drink, do drugs, party, or worship atone or anything but the good Lord above. That is until all of this happened, I didn't know how to deal with the reality that this horrible, gut wrenching thing had happened. After I graduated I became so depressed that I separated myself fro everyone except the alcohol. After two months of thinking, what could I have done, what if I had gone to that motel and gotten them when crystal called me...she asked me to come and get her because she was scared.....what if? Would I have been a victim, would that simple act changed the outcome....who knows....because I sure didn't. I ended up in the hospital with tubes everywhere they could put them, the week that i got out of the hospital I was visited by the prosecutor, I was to meet them at a local motel to discuss the case with them, as gullible as I am thought I was going to help the case in a positive way....thank god I had to have a family member with me. That night I was shown the crime scene photos and was told that I had helped cause this because I knew them. Then came the trials that I had to sit through....12 years later and I can still see the photos from that night, I will never forget this and I still grieve for the families affected by this...and I will be haunted by this for the rest of my life....
Do you believe that Jason Bryant murdered the family? Or that they all lended a hand, as the prosecutor contends?

I've seen the testimoney and studied the case in depth and there is no doubt in my mind that Jason is the only homicidal one of the bunch.

But you knew them. What do you think? From knowing them do you (then or now) think that any of them, other than Jason, would be OK with an innocent family being murdered?
Just saying

Harold, KY

#17 Nov 6, 2011
Jason Bryant did NOT kill that family! He was a 14 year old boy! For Christ sake, he was looking for friends. They talked him into going, he did NOT kill that family. How could a little boy kill an entire family & feel nothing ? He couldn't. It was Natasha. Natasha Cornett was the ring reader of her 'group'. I hated Natasha & Karen. I went to school with them. I also went to school with Crystal & Joe, I liked them both. It was very hard for me to believe that Joe killed anyone, because, he was a good guy. But, I know he did. Crystal didn't kill anybody & I know that for a fact! But, they hung around Natasha & Karen, which, were the wrong kind to get mixed up in. They worshipped satan & cut each other, drank each others blood. They make me sick. I hated them. I still hate them. They killed the family. Natasha was the one who planned it all. I went to a Halloween party at one of my friend's house a few weeks before. Karen & Natasha & their freaky group crashed it. Me & Natasha shared a few words. Like I said, I hated them. No way would I ever have hung out with them & I made it a point they knew it. I was very mean to all of them. I wonder why they didn't kill us at the party ? They killed innocent people. Why wouldn't they just kill the people who hated them instead of wasting innocent lives ? But, I know that it was Natasha, Karen, & Joe. Crystal & Jason weren't involved. They didn't know that they were going to kill anybody, they were just along for the ride. Natasha made them go along with it, she threatened them. I didn't know the other person with them, so, they might've been in on it. I don't know. But, Natasha & Karen were messed up people.
A lot of you have mentioned the 'Six'. I have watched the documentary myself. & I know for a fact, it's lies. Every bit of it.
That's it, just thought I'd share my opinion. Good bye.
Sam Duck

Kingston, TN

#18 Nov 13, 2011
Wonder whatever became of Peter Lillielid, the lone survivor? I still pray for him today, it was a most horrible slaying. That one, and the Newsome slaying of the boy and girl was nothing but a senseless, racist, killing, and to beat it all, the killers got off easier, with a drug addicted judge. What a horrible state our country and state are in, and it is only going to get worse. Predicted, prophesied, and here.
Jill

Windsor Locks, CT

#19 Feb 28, 2012
So sad, proof that the devil does egsist. Egsists in those among us. Hell is not even what these animals deserve. But life certainly isn't either. The world would've been a better place if their mommmys kept their legs shut in the first place. Cut yourselves to death you sick ****s.
Jill

Windsor Locks, CT

#20 Feb 28, 2012
Just saying wrote:
Jason Bryant did NOT kill that family! He was a 14 year old boy! For Christ sake, he was looking for friends. They talked him into going, he did NOT kill that family. How could a little boy kill an entire family & feel nothing ? He couldn't. It was Natasha. Natasha Cornett was the ring reader of her 'group'. I hated Natasha & Karen. I went to school with them. I also went to school with Crystal & Joe, I liked them both. It was very hard for me to believe that Joe killed anyone, because, he was a good guy. But, I know he did. Crystal didn't kill anybody & I know that for a fact! But, they hung around Natasha & Karen, which, were the wrong kind to get mixed up in. They worshipped satan & cut each other, drank each others blood. They make me sick. I hated them. I still hate them. They killed the family. Natasha was the one who planned it all. I went to a Halloween party at one of my friend's house a few weeks before. Karen & Natasha & their freaky group crashed it. Me & Natasha shared a few words. Like I said, I hated them. No way would I ever have hung out with them & I made it a point they knew it. I was very mean to all of them. I wonder why they didn't kill us at the party ? They killed innocent people. Why wouldn't they just kill the people who hated them instead of wasting innocent lives ? But, I know that it was Natasha, Karen, & Joe. Crystal & Jason weren't involved. They didn't know that they were going to kill anybody, they were just along for the ride. Natasha made them go along with it, she threatened them. I didn't know the other person with them, so, they might've been in on it. I don't know. But, Natasha & Karen were messed up people.
A lot of you have mentioned the 'Six'. I have watched the documentary myself. & I know for a fact, it's lies. Every bit of it.
That's it, just thought I'd share my opinion. Good bye.
go dig yourself a hole since your done sharing your opinion, freak. I'd still like to hear of your friend getting sautimized in prison, and burn in the confey presents of his home hood, hell.

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