Billy Hills and Dale Hudson Message Board
posts on 8/14/2006 11:32:56 PM
I can only imgine how hard it was to research and write that book, with all the confliction opinions and information. It was hard to read and form an opinion on his situation. That was really a complex case. I am about to begin another one of your books - An Hour to Kill. You gave my mom and sister some books and we are trading them all around, taking turns reading them. I look forward to talking with you soon.
posts on 8/14/2006 5:00:31 PM
I just heard that the Christopher Pittman book is out. I was wondering if you were coming to Chester soon so that we can get our copies.
posts on 8/14/2006 11:27:25 AM
Thanks, Sherry, for the nice words of praise on Die, Grandpa, Die. It wasn't an easy story to write, given there were so many opinions as to exactly what went wrong with Christopher. The prosecution said he was evil, while the defense swore it was his medication that brought on the rage. Who but Christopher really knows the right answer to that question. Just a very tragic case for everyone involved. Yes, I am currently writing the Collier case and would love to get your input. You can email me at the address that I posted for Charrissa. I will try and post it again: D (as in Dale) Pinedale, followed by the number 1 and the carrier is aol. Thanks for contacting me. I look forward to talking with you.
posts on 8/14/2006 12:08:37 AM
I just finished reading this book and it was outstanding. I think it was so well written, and very in depth into the lives of the people involved, not just the murders. I read tons of true crime books and this is a great one. I know you are working on a new book about the Collier murders in Georgia, as you have spoken to some of my family members about it. I would be interested in talking with you also, to give you more information into the background of the story. Keep up the great work. I know it must be hard researching such horrible crimes.
posts on 8/10/2006 10:08:30 AM
I certainly do remember you, Charissa,
and recognized your name immediately.
Please give David my best. I would love to hear from you again. It is difficult to post my email address here but I will try: D (as in Dale)
Pinedale, followed by the number 1
and the carrier is AOL. Sorry I had to write it out like this, but we've been unsuccessful in getting that posted before. Look forward to hearing from you.
posts on 8/9/2006 6:20:59 PM
I hope you remember me. I worked for you at Pinedale in Conway. You introduced me to David. I've been trying to locate you. Please e-mail me. I was surprised to find that you are now writing books. I didn't know what kind, but just happened by chance to see your book Die, Grandpa, Die. I,m reading it now. Great book. I look forward to hearing from you.
posts on 7/30/2006 4:38:45 PM
I have access to copies of A Reason To Live. If you will go to the County library in Conway, they will be able to tell you how to get in touch with me. For some reason, I can't seem to post my email address on this forum.
posts on 7/22/2006 9:30:16 AM
Mr. Hudson, I was very much involved with the prosecution of Ronald Woomer in South Carolina. I have tried to obtain a copy of your book, "A Reason to Live." I ordered it from Amazon, but Amazon has not been able to locate it. Can you give me some suggestions? Thank you for your consideration.
posts on 6/26/2006 9:53:05 AM
Glad to hear from you, Beverly, and thanks again for sending me that article. Still a best seller, An Hour To Kill continues to enthrall those who read it. It is just so chilling to know that Ken Register was a pallbearer at Crystal's funeral. The thought of him carrying Crystal's body to her grave is repulsive. In relation to the Pee Wee Gaskins' story, he claimed to have killed Peg Cuttino, a young 13-year-old in Sumter. Police swear Pee Wee was nowhere around at the time of the killing and they had enough evidence on a Georgia escaped convict by the name of Junior Pearce to validate his arrest. Pee Wee had convinced many folks that he had killed Peg and even told how he had did it, but the "where" didn't stack up with what police found. I believe Junior Pearce either died in prison or was executed for the Cuttino murder.
posts on 6/25/2006 10:55:46 PM
Mr. Hudson: I purchased the book about Crystal Faye Todd's murder several years ago and recently re-read it. It is still a tragic story and still very well told by Mr. Hills and yourself. I also mailed you a copy of an article reprinted nearly 100 yrs after-the-fact of the last public hanging in Columbus Co NC; the murderer happened to be Jabez Register who so resembled Ken Register. I lost contact with you but read your second book about the woman who survived the serial killer "Pee Wee" Gaskins. It was truly amazing how you were able to tell of this horrible crime but made the story about this heroic woman's survival. I also bought and read the book you recommended about Gaskins life as HE wanted it told. I must tell you it was very difficult to read - at times I was so sickened I had to put it down for awhile but I did finish it. I was reminded again of the evil that walks among us and was so thankful that I had read your survivor's story. I still have this pending question after all these years: In his "story", Gaskins discusses a murder for which another man was convicted but Gaskins claimed as his own. Was there ever an investigation or attempt to prove the innocence of the other man?
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