Waynesville, Indiana:  Mother's Day, Murder and Mayhem by Ray and Debi Stanton


Waynesville, Indiana, a small suburb of Columbus, Indiana, was the scene of four gruesome murders on May 13, 2013. 


The 911 call came in a little after 10:30 p.m.  “There’s blood everywhere,” Daniel told the 911 operator.  “I just walked in and there’s two, I have two bodies here, and I think they have both been shot.  There’s blood everywhere.”


Daniel gave the 911 operator his location. He explained to him, “There might be three, because I can’t find my mom either.”  He told the operator that the house looked like it had been ransacked.  “There was a fight here.” Daniel said.


Katheryn Burton was shot and stabbed four times.  Each of the other victims:  Aaron Cross, Tommy Smith and Shawn Burton were shot at least twice. 


Samuel Sallee has been convicted and sentenced to 4 consecutive life sentences for the brutal murders that changed one young man’s life forever.  The next day was Mother’s Day!


“That guy killed my whole family,” said Daniel Burton, the son of Katheryn Burton. “I think I’ve earned a front-row seat to watch him die. I’d lump him together with Hitler,      because I can’t think of anyone else who is that evil!“


Daniel Burton:

“The Trial was my family’s story. 

This is mine.”


Waynesville, Indiana: Mother's Day, Murder and Mayhem by Ray and Debi Stanton

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