Archive for Sunday, January 7, 2001

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January 7, 2001


Crack house shootings leave 3 women dead

A gunman lined up five people in a crack house and shot four of them in the head because one victim owed him a $500 drug debt, Gadsden County sheriff's investigators said.

Three women died, while the man who owed the money survived with only a broken jaw, authorities said Friday. Another man was unharmed.

Investigators in Havana, 14 miles north of Tallahassee, said drug dealer Allen Richardson, 37, owed the debt to Reggie Holmes, 19, another dealer. "I think his purpose in going there was to get revenge on Richardson and the girls just happened to be there," Sheriff's Capt. David Ganious Jr. said.

Teen confesses to family murders

A 16-year-old boy who confessed to shooting his parents and two siblings to death told authorities an argument with his father over household chores led to the slayings.

William L. Lembcke was ordered held without bail in the shooting deaths of his father, Robert H. Lembcke, 49, a self-employed logger; his mother, Diana, 43, who suffered from multiple sclerosis; his 18-year-old sister, Jolene, a high school senior, and his 12-year-old brother, Wesley.

Autopsy reports showed the victims were all shot in the head at close range sometime between Dec. 23 and Christmas.

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