Columbia County slaying suspect staged shooting, police say

Monday, March 30, 2009 11:19 AM
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Richmond County investigators said today the shooting case involving a Columbia County woman now charged in the beating death of her neighbor, was staged to distract law enforcement.

Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said his department plans to submit its evidence in the case to the district attorney’s office for possible indictment.

He said there was still some confusion as to whether or not Rebecca Sears, 41, shot herself Thursday night as she left her job at Healing Hands Physical Therapy on Highland Avenue, or had someone else do it.

Columbia County authorities indicated Saturday that they had doubts about the woman's story.

Ms. Sears initially told law enforcement that a man appeared from the bushes as she left work, shot her in the leg, then said if she “didn’t have his money it would be her face,” according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

Ms. Sears and her son, 19-year-old Christopher Sean Bowers, were both charged with murder and murder conspiracy this weekend in connection to the brutal beating of their neighbor, 41-year-old Laverne Katherine Parsons last week in their Grovetown subdivision.

ONLINE: Click here to view a PDF of the arrest warrant for Christopher Sean Bowers.

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eagleyes
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eagleyes 03/30/09 - 11:29 am
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say it ain't so?

say it ain't so?

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 03/30/09 - 11:30 am
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Just truly pathetic and

Just truly pathetic and sickening how low the human mind and heart can conceive evil for some selfish pursuit. Thou shall not steel, thou shall not covet, thou shall not kill, thou shall not commit adultery .... Why is it that people do not believe in the Commandments anymore? See what evil and heartbreak would be avoided in society if people would follow Them? There is a reason for the Big 10. This would not be news if people lived by Them.

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jackfruitpaper833 03/30/09 - 11:48 am
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This is comical on her part,

This is comical on her part, a life snuffed out for no reason. Is she on drugs? is her son on drugs, sure looks like it. She looks like a functioning addict.

toldya
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toldya 03/30/09 - 11:59 am
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Bobby: LMAO

Bobby: LMAO

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/30/09 - 12:09 pm
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I like that name,

I like that name, BobbyHodges. Nice fella from GHHS had that name. But back to topic. I had the same reaction to the above article, along with many others, I'm sure. Even though law enforcement has reason to believe the incident was staged, I'm still wondering how and why she came up with that quote while allegedly being attacked, she claimed the alleged assailant told her something like, he wanted "HIS" money or it was going to be her face. I'm posting no theories of my own, but that "HIS" made me pay a whole lot closer attention to what was going on and led me to look up that business' website as soon as I read it. Looks to me like the Columbia and Richmond County investigative team is on the ball.

alexfromdowntown
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alexfromdowntown 03/30/09 - 12:12 pm
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You know if this even happen

You know if this even happen downtown all of the white they are not races people... would be saying this was drug related they getting what they deserve. They would be this was probably a drug deal gone bad and people trying to comment negatively about blacks. This page would be filled up with comments... lets go white people fill it up. Talk about your own this time, even more important it happen in Columbia County.

dani
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dani 03/30/09 - 12:13 pm
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jackfruit. You could be

jackfruit. You could be right. No normal, functioning adult could commit such an atrocity.

SCGAL53
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SCGAL53 03/30/09 - 12:16 pm
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alex, if you've been paying

alex, if you've been paying attention, there's been plenty of talk. We've just been waiting for you and justus to come out of the woodwork

RexHavoc
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RexHavoc 03/30/09 - 12:20 pm
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Alex, your post was

Alex, your post was incoherent, bizarre, and apparently straight out of a grammatical cuisinart. Please head straight to Books A million and pick up "Grammer For Dummies". Just trying to help.
Rex.

rufus
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rufus 03/30/09 - 12:31 pm
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alexfromdowntownlibrary, we

alexfromdowntownlibrary, we need to start restricting access to those computers.

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stillamazed 03/30/09 - 12:59 pm
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This doesn't come as a

This doesn't come as a surprise to most of us. I thought when I heard the story that something was fishy. If they did it they will get what is coming to them. I for one feel the mom was behind the whole thing.

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backer 03/30/09 - 01:02 pm
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they both should get the

they both should get the electric chair

Dawglover1
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Dawglover1 03/30/09 - 01:14 pm
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These two should be tied to a

These two should be tied to a tree and beaten to death with fishing rods.

Dawglover1
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Dawglover1 03/30/09 - 01:19 pm
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And Alexfromdowntown, YOU ARE

And Alexfromdowntown, YOU ARE A MORON!

mommy22girls
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mommy22girls 03/30/09 - 01:19 pm
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Alex is pathetic...the race

Alex is pathetic...the race thing is getting old....my prayers are with the Parsons family........and Alex ;)

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SusieQ 03/30/09 - 01:21 pm
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What a waste of human life!!

What a waste of human life!! These two should be punished severely for what they have done. So many people hurt during a un-neccesary killing. Not only the Parson family but the other children of Mrs. Sears. Such a sad situation. Susie Q

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aninsider 03/30/09 - 01:30 pm
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Seems this story is a little

Seems this story is a little late. I think most everyone had already figured this out.....

MJDW
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MJDW 03/30/09 - 01:32 pm
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alex, go back to school,

alex, go back to school, Augusta Tech offers remedial classes

toldya
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toldya 03/30/09 - 01:33 pm
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Havoc: grammatical

Havoc: grammatical cuisinart.LMAO

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double_standard 03/30/09 - 01:34 pm
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Alex I understand where you

Alex I understand where you are coming from but you took the wrong approach. If you read the post from some these same people on the 13 yr old boy that was killed last week. It was thug this and horrible parents. I think this story shows that we should all take a step back and look at our own lives before we judge others.

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S 03/30/09 - 01:51 pm
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There is more to this than

There is more to this than meets the eye. You don't viciously beat someone to steal something tangible. The killer wanted this womans life...Looks like a crime of passion.. Think about it.

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dscarborough-guy 03/30/09 - 02:20 pm
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S, I do agree with you- there

S, I do agree with you- there is more that meets the eye. Crime of passion- could be!!! I would like to also say that I do know Chris. He dated one of my friends daughter for three or so years. I haven't seen him in a year or so, but from what I do remember of him- he was a sweet kid back them. I'm not by any way saying what he has done is ok because it's horrible and he should be punished. What I do believe is this had more to do with his mother and what she wanted, than Chris just beating this women to death. I think as the week moves along we will find out more to this story. My thoughts and prayers do go out to the Parsons family! May God comfort you in this difficult time you are going through.

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puddeecat 03/30/09 - 02:33 pm
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Can you spell embezzlement???

Can you spell embezzlement??? It is my thought that Ms. Sears was up to no good and Ms. Parsons was found out about it.

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S 03/30/09 - 02:58 pm
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Think you guys... If the

Think you guys... If the mother and son are in jail why was their hearing closed this morning? Someone else must be invovled. I still think this has something to do with Ms. Sears and it involves something very, very personal.

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concerned people 03/30/09 - 02:59 pm
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The fact is Ms Sears and Ms.

The fact is Ms Sears and Ms. Parsons husband had an affair. Mrs Parsons was aware and they were trying to work things out, even putting house up for sale to get away from Ms Sears. Evidently Ms Sears couldn/t deal with being spurned and had her own son do her dirty work, she is a psycho!!!!! Mr. Parsons will forever have to live with the fact his sin took his wife and childs mother.

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kware719 03/30/09 - 03:06 pm
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ahh...all of ya'll are

ahh...all of ya'll are shock...I read comments when it first happened...thinking someone black did it...imagine your surprise...

dscarborough-guy
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dscarborough-guy 03/30/09 - 03:10 pm
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I think embezzlement has

I think embezzlement has NOTHING at all to do with it. Ms. Sears wanted Ms. Parsons gone because she wanted Mr. Parsons for herself. Crime of Passion!!!!!!!!! It's just very sad that now there are children from both sides that are no longer with a mother!!!!!!

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HillGuy 03/30/09 - 03:36 pm
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This still makes no sense at

This still makes no sense at all. What was the motive for killing her neighbor and co-worker and staging this incident?

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nana6 03/30/09 - 03:43 pm
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Austin Rhodes discussed this

Austin Rhodes discussed this on his program this morning. Apparently the Sears woman was having an affair with Ms. Parson's husband. Indeed their house was up for sale. Ms. Sears being scorned had her killed and probably assisted her older son in the murder. The younger brother of this 19 year old is in the same grade and school with the son of Ms. Parson. How sad for him that he has to live with the fact and face his classmates that his mother and brother are cold blooded killers of the mother of one of his friends. Pray for this family and this child. I think she has children in theelementary school as well. I hope the fathers of these children will come and get them and take them out of this situation completely.

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toldya 03/30/09 - 03:45 pm
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I am assuming she thought she

I am assuming she thought she could get away with it-her house was burglarized (not really though). Can you imagine her surprise when the contractor that Ms. parson hired noticed the back glass being broke. She probably did not count on that, thus the "shooting" to throw off the cops. The fact that she went to the hsopital when the woman was in the truama unit (acting like she was upset) she was ther just to see if Kay was going to come out of it and say who did this to her. Eerily reminds me of Fatal attraction wehen Glenn Close coudn't get over the fact that the husband just considered it a fling, the boiling pot of bunny, etc..

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