"Telling his Facebook friends he's been suicidal since school, he said he meant to kill himself to save "state money" on executing him or keeping him in prison".
Allen confirmed that a man believed to be Lawhorn called in a tip directing police to the incident before telling dispatchers that he was "going to a location...to find a secluded spot to kill himself", Allen said.
Casey Lawhorn appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly shooting Vi Lawhorn and his friend Avery Gaines, of Ringgold, Georgia, on Sunday in East Ridge, Tennessee, according to a statement from Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson.
He said he used a stolen.22 caliber long rifle.
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Lawhorn stated from the articles that Gaines was sleeping in his home while he left early Sunday to pick his mother up in a pub.
He said the gun jammed again, he fixed it again, turned on the lights so he wouldn't miss and shot his mother to death.
"She began yelling the worst shout I have ever seen. Movies really don't do justice to how true terror sounds", Lawhorn continued. "I walked to Avery because he loathed and shot him in the head he seemed to expire instantly". You've killed me! Why?' ...
"Since so many people keep trying to reach out to me on Facebook, I figure I can just say my piece once here and be done with it".
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He said it's either life in prison or the death penalty, and reasoned that suicide is better than both, and for peculiar reasons. Following the murders, police dispatchers in MS, 40 miles from his home, got a phone call alerting him to the killings.
Police at the scene of a double homicide in East Ridge, Tenn., April 8, 2018.Police at the scene of a double homicide in East Ridge, Tenn., April 8, 2018. The suspect allegedly said he had committed the crime and was going to kill himself, Allen added.
An hour after the post, Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi, wrote on its Facebook page that Casey's auto had been found - but he is still missing. Casey didn't go into detail why he killed his mother and friend. Before I start, I need to emphasize that I take full responsibility for my actions. "Nothing anyone has or hasn't done to me caused this, my decisions and my failures are my own", Lawhorn wrote on Facebook.
Mississippi Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said the 23-year-old man's body was found Monday morning in Vossburg, a community about 330 miles (530 kilometers) southwest of East Ridge.
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