Dead Wrong On January 23, 2000, already battered by an ice storm, the rural Alabama resort town of Mentone was about to be struck by an even more terrifying freak catastrophe. Hurtling down the highway in a Lincoln Town Car was Hayward Bissell, a 400-pound madman on a murder rampage. Ramming the pickup truck of Don and Rhea Pirch, Bissell lured Don Pirch on to the road, running him down with his car. Dead Reckoning Bissell next targeted the home of James and Sue Pumphrey. After stabbing James Pumphrey in the stomach, Bissell was thwarted by two family dogs, who gave their lives to protect their owners. Their sacrifice bought Pumphrey enough time to get a gun and scare off Bissell--who didn't know the weapon was actually inoperable. Dead End When Bissell was finally stopped, police discovered that he wasn't alone. Occupying the passenger seat beside him was the mutilated, partially dismembered body of his pregnant girlfriend, Patricia Ann Booher. In February 2002, Bissell pled qguilty but insaneq and was sent to prison for life. Was he really crazy? Or was he crazy like a fox, turning it on and off to try to beat a death sentence for Booher's murder. . . 16 Pages Of Shocking PhotosSheila Johnson. The 1988 Lincoln Town Car that Bissell talked with Todd Graves about a wondering if he would be able to get the car back a sat in the DeKalb County impound lot until Monday, August 4, 2003. ... get the money.aquot; By the following day, Orr had passed the vehicle off to another owner, and other people were inquiring ... aquot;It would have been even more surprising if a lot of people had shown up to buy this and there were more bids on the car, aquot; he said. Bill Lands said theanbsp;...
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