Son: Dad lured me home, then shot family
Mom, older brother were shot dead; Va. police say dad then killed himself
AXTON, Va. - A college student played dead to escape a family shooting by his father, who killed the other son and their mother before setting their house on fire and taking his own life, investigators said Monday.
Authorities said the father, retired tire factory employee William Ronald Carter, shot his wife, Bonnie, 56, and their 29-year-old son William Ronald Carter Jr. He later shot Timothy Carter, 22, in the back and then again after the son begged for mercy, but only wounded him, Henry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Curtis Spence said. Spence said the father killed himself before authorities arrived at the burning home early Sunday.
Timothy Carter remained in fair condition Monday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Spence said Timothy Carter told investigators his 56-year-old father called him at Radford University, about 90 miles away, and said his mother needed to speak to him. When he arrived home in the rural community of Axton, his father said his brother was sick and was downstairs in the basement of the brick ranch-style house.
As Timothy Carter walked downstairs his father shot him in the back, Spence said.
“Timothy turned and begged for his life,” Spence said, “and his father shot him again.”
Akers said she had known the Carters for more than 20 years and had never seen signs of trouble in the family.
“They were good family people, good Christian people,” she said.
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