Roommate Tortures, Murders Couple After Removing Shotgun Lock
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Roommate Tortures, Murders Couple After Removing Shotgun Lock

A 30-year-old guy from North Carolina has admitted to killing the couple he was living with by shooting them to death and taking off the trigger lock. He will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

According to court documents, Christian Webster entered a guilty plea on Monday to two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Matthew Johnson, 34, and William Hulme, 26.

According to a news release from the Franklinton Police Department, officers were called to a double homicide at a Pine Street home at around two in the morning on April 5.

After a tense hour or so, Webster was taken into prison by the police. Johnson and Hulme were found shot to death when they searched the house.

It was the second occasion in just a week that police were called to the residence. After responding to a report of gunfire on March 31, police detained Webster on suspicion of firing a weapon.

Although police claimed to have taken guns out of the house, at least one weapon—a shotgun—was reportedly abandoned. According to investigators, Webster disengaged the trigger lock on the shotgun prior to killing his companions.

WRAL, a Raleigh NBC affiliate, said from the courtroom that family members talked movingly about their departed loved ones. Tom Hulme, the father of the victim, testified in court that Webster tormented Johnson and his son for four hours. Webster ought to suffer the same fate as his kid, he added.

He gestured to Webster and stated, “I would gladly do the same thing to that man right in front of everybody here.”

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Family members described the horrifying scene of the incident as well.

“The bloody bathtub continues to trouble me… One family member allegedly said, “I’ll never forget it,” according to WRAL.

According to a detective’s testimony, Webster told police he killed the couple and that he had “expressed that he wanted to harm people since he was a child.” Webster had a lengthy history of mental illness and possessed a personality that went beyond narcissism, according to a psychiatrist who testified.

“[It is] much deeper-seed and much more dangerous and much more ominous. They just don’t emotionally attach to other individuals around them,” Dr. George Patrick Corvin reportedly stated.

According to family, Johnson and Hulme were a happy marriage. Johnson was a gifted musician in addition to working at a drugstore, according to his obituary. According to his obituary, Hulme loved to hunt, fish, and go camping. He also worked at a pharmacy.


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