Veronica Youngblood… Hide Advanced Search. In January 1956, the mass murderer was found guilty of Mrs. Bratcher’s murder and sentenced to death. A detective provided testimony indicating Youngblood had planned shooting her daughters, The Washington Post reported. As the article mentioned, there were several versions over the years. Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years. Having heard the repeated gunshots, Mrs. Bratcher, with little Charlotte on her hip, rushed out the rear door of her home to investigate the ruckus. Next the officers located the bodies of Vassie and Lily in the sinkhole. While the men went about their fishing, Mrs. Vassie Fields Bratcher stayed behind to tend to her household chores: cleaning, preparation of lunch and the evening meal, and taking care of her 20 month-old granddaughter Charlotte Ann Bratcher whom she and her husband had been caring for since the unexpected passing of their daughter-in-law sixteen months earlier. Brooklynn died at the scene, NBC4 in Washington D.C. reported. © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Counts 5-8 will be served concurrently with each other and consecutively to the sentences in counts 1-4. Boyles' first trial in January 2016 ended in a mistrial when prosecutors could not seat a jury. AS the story unravels, the secrets and lies inherent in the nature of the characters are starkly revealed. [Photo: Fairfax County Police Department]. “The murders of Lloyd Piat, Irene Piat, Edgar Atkinson and Bonnie Chase were brutal and senseless … ‘tests’ to determine whether or not Boyles and his accomplices were able to carry out additional violent crime,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said. 1887. Something was very wrong. Lone suspect is in custody, two people shot. “I lost a child two years ago and I don’t know what she was even thinking.”. By the time the defendant in Warren County’s “most vicious murder” was executed, the small town had already headlined a few more murders and was trying to forget about the horrific tragedy. I can't recall her name at the moment. He, along with David Youngblood, Youngblood’s wife Melissa and their daughter Chantale, were each involved in the four murders that took place in June and July 2010. The WASP Nest Murders eBook: Pamela Youngblood: Kindle Store. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. For her contributions to the entertainment industry, she was given the IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. I'm a Tennessee-based freelance writer with a passion for true crime, a thirst for knowledge, and an obsession with lists. A medical examiner said she died of a gunshot to the head. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, 1887 lonestar357 . No one he asked knew anything about baby Charlotte being sent to Nashville – an oddity in the small, close-knit town. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Remember having night mares about it. Maybe she knew Gibbs intended to kill them both and her hopes were the little girl would survive the fall and help would arrive before she could drown. He was roused from his bed during the early Saturday morning hours and taken to the Warren County Jail. Later in the afternoon, a sheriff’s deputy saw Gibbs driving Henry Bratcher’s truck. Prev Thread | Next Thread. A story of life, loss - all bound together. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. 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He was in the barn when the rumblings of a school bus announced the return of Lily May Bratcher, the youngest of the murdered couple’s four children, from school. Replies: 0 JH Youngblood, Constable, Tarrant County, Tx. In 2012, David Youngblood pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to four consecutive terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The detective who first saw the bodies said it was the worst murder scene he’d ever laid eyes on. On Wednesday, March 23, 1955, the first hints of Spring were alive in the Nursery Capital of the World or, as it was better known, Warren County, Tennessee. Gruesome and horrifying, to say the least. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2010 deaths of 80-year-old Gladys Irene Piatt; her 77-year-old husband, Loyd Eugene Piatt; 81-year-old Edgar Atkinson; and 69-year-old Bonnie Chase. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Vassie Bratcher was dead before her body fell to the ground. – A judge on Friday found a Missouri man guilty of murder in the shooting deaths of two elderly couples who authorities say were killed as part of two tests ahead of another man's "grandiose plan" to rob a local bank by kidnapping its president. Next he moved the bodies of Vassie and Lily to a nearby sinkhole before he loaded up the livestock and took them to sale. It had been a frenzied day for the new father of two and he needed to rest. After the shooting, Youngblood allegedly fled the home with a gun and went to an acquaintance's house in a neighboring town. Again Gibbs was found guilty of murder – but for only one of the two counts. Still running, Gibbs aimed the rifle at Henry and fired. Rubble His body has been genetically engineered to be composed of rock. Market data provided by Factset. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Courtesy Fairfax … The other girl, Sharon, 15, went to the hospital and later died. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. David Youngblood tasked his daughter and her boyfriend with killing the Piatts, who were David Youngblood's aunt and uncle, as a "test" to see if they would carry out violent crimes, the attorney general's office said. In 2013, Chantale pleaded guilty to four counts of murder in the second-degree for her more limited role in the murders. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Veronica Youngblood, 33, was arrested and charged with murder of her 5-year-old daughter Brooklynn. Posted Within. Although he's known for terrorizing Milwaukee, Dahmer was born in Cleveland and killed his first victim in Medina County. Unlimited reading. My intentions in writing this story are not to stir up things better left alone but to provide a complete and accurate recounting, compiled from Court records and newspaper archives so that a piece of history, regardless of its unsightliness, remains factual and does not become distorted fiction. This item has a maximum order quantity limit. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Author. According to WTOP, the ruling found she was fit to stand trial. JH Youngblood, Constable, Tarrant County, Tx. I grew up in Warren County, and they were my relatives. As he was being questioned about the missing family, law enforcement officers and community volunteers gathered at the Bratcher farm to begin searching for the family. "Silverwood Terrace. The murder weapon now out of his hands, Gibbs returned to the Bratcher farm and began rounding up livestock. Unable to add item to List. The bank robbery never happened. To complete this plan, David Youngblood decided to “test” his daughter, Chantale, and her boyfriend, Keith Boyles, to see if they would be able to successfully carry out violent crimes by murdering David Youngblood’s aunt and uncle, Lloyd and Irene Piatt. It’s never been said what matters were discussed between the fisherman during their morning excursion but no doubt at some point the subject of Gibbs’ newborn twin daughters, born just hours earlier, found its way into the conversation. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Soon confusion was added to concern when Charles Bratcher received disappointing answers from those he asked if they had seen his parents and daughter. This is feature allows you to search the site. Attorney General Schmitt said Atkinson and Chase were an elderly couple who David and Melissa Youngblood had previously known. of Health monitoring COVID-19. Over 1 million titles. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons. Boyles was found guilty on nine counts of criminal activity and received the following sentences: Counts 1-4 will be served concurrently to each other. It seems to star all of Milan.