Four black teens kill Lawrence ‘Shine’ Thornton – 87 year old WWII veteran

Lawrence Shine Thornton was an 87 year old World War II veteran. I say was because he has died after a fatal burglary attempt by four teens who could be Obama’s sons. Terrance Morgan, Edward Johnson, Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray could all be Obama’s son like Trayvon Martin. These four black thugs ‘allegedly’ attacked the elderly Lawrence Shine Thornton on his own property. The elderly man later died at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. And Obama’s race war rages on.

Lawrence 'Shine' Thornton - 87 year old WWII veteran killed by four black teens
Lawrence Thornton
Lawrence ‘Shine’ Thornton – 87 year old WWII veteran killed by four black teens – CNSNEWS/WABG-TV

Lawrence Thornton was famous locally for his hot tamales. Known as ‘Maria’s Famous Hot Tamales’, they were named after his wife Mary. Terrance Morgan, Edward Johnson, Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray are being charged with capital murder. CNSNEWS has a tribute video of Lawrence Thornton.

Lawrence Shine Thornton tribute

Four teenagers are being charged with capital murder in the fatal mugging of 87-year-old Lawrence E. ‘Shine’ Thornton of Greenville, Mississippi.

‘Shine’ was a World War II veteran and a famous personality in the Delta region for his hot tamales. They were known as ‘Maria’s Famous Hot Tamales’, named after his wife Mary. He was crowned king of the 2012 Delta Hot Tamale Festival.

According to Greenville police, Thornton was killed after being accosted in his own driveway on Oct. 18. He was pushed down and his wallet stolen.

It’s a story of hard work, overcoming adversity, belief in God and finding some success in doing something you love. A veteran who served on a minesweeper in the Pacific theater during World War II, he returned home to work for a local electric company and eventually opened a liquor store.


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