The mom of a Georgia teenager who was killed in March by a touring carnival employee claims she noticed “creepy” messages between the 2 about marriage and warned her daughter to remain away.
Cynthia Butterworth claims that she met accused killer James Michael Wright, 23, final yr on the North Georgia State Honest in Cobb County when he provided her daughter, 17-year-old Joslyn Alsup, free horse rides, she advised WXIA in an interview.
Butterworth mentioned after that encounter, she found “creepy” messages on social media between the pair wherein Wright advised the teenager, “I’ll marry you.”
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“I’m like, ‘that’s simply creepy.’ I advised her to not have something to do with him anymore, and so far as I do know, she didn’t.”
The woman was reported lacking on March Eight after Butterworth mentioned she hadn’t heard from her daughter in over two weeks.
“She would run away ever since October of final yr. A minimum of each weekend she would go,” she advised the native station.
She mentioned that the so-called “weekend runaway” would typically go away residence however at all times known as to test.
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Butterworth mentioned she solely realized of her daughter’s loss of life on Monday from a press convention by Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s workplace.
“I replayed God solely is aware of what number of instances, and I simply couldn’t imagine they had been speaking about her.”
Wright was arrested on Thursday after police say he went on a killing spree, murdering three girls in simply 18 days. He was mentioned to have met all of the victims whereas he labored as a sub-contracted worker for the James H. Drew Carnival.
Wright is dealing with three counts of capital homicide for the deaths of Joslyn, 25-year-old Athina Hopson and 22-year-old Elizabeth Marie Vanmeter. Each girls had been from Tennessee.
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Warrants filed within the Washington County, Virginia Basic District Court docket acknowledged that Wright allegedly advised police that he had intercourse with Joslyn and by accident shot her on March 9 whereas making an attempt to shoot an animal within the woods, WCYB reported.
He was mentioned to have then coated the physique with logs in a wooded space close to his residence.
Butterworth known as for the loss of life penalty, including that “even torture is simply too good for him.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.