[NOTE: Corrected story to reflect Matt’s comment below. He was right, and I was sloppy. Thanks, Matt.]
It’s time for an other installment of All in The Family, a feature of PBB where we focus on family members who team up to commit crime. Today’s spotlight shines on a mother and son from Jackson, Mississippi who believe that “the family that slays together, stays together”. Daniel and Addie Clayton are accused of murdering Cyrus Brunner and Nora Lee Acuna in an awful chain of events that began with a traffic accident. After the son hit Brunner’s car, the two worked out an off-the-books deal for Clayton to pay for the damages. When the innocent couple came to the Clayton’s home to pick up the second payment, however, the shit hit the fan. Brunner reportedly insulted Addie Clayton, leading Daniel Clayton to do what any sane man would: shoot the couple to death while they were idling in their car. Police say that Daniel Clayton hauled the bodies off to a dump spot, and his mother Addie picked up up afterwards.
Daniel Clayton is charged with two counts of murder; Addie Clayton faces accessory charges. But really, how much blame does she shoulder? Wouldn’t any mother try and help her son cover up a heinous and random double murder? She’s be a bad mother if she did anything less than aid and abet a felony!