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Chilling details of Erica Parsons' torture revealed in warrant

Posted November 2, 2016

— Sandy Parsons, the adoptive father of Erica Parsons, admitted to investigators that he physically abused her before her death, according to a search warrant obtained by NBC Charlotte Wednesday.

The warrant is dated Sept. 27, 2016, just two days before Erica Parsons’ remains were found by police in Chesterfield County, S.C.

The warrant says that Sandy Parsons admitted that Erica was dead and that he described his treatment of her and the disposal of her body. Parsons told police that the girl’s body was buried on Dec. 19, 2011, and said her body was located near his mother’s home in Pageland, S.C.

According to the warrant, Sandy Parsons was unable to tell investigators where Erica’s body was located but agreed to lead them to where her remains were discovered.

During multiple interviews conducted by police, it was determined that Erica was tortured before her death. Treatment included locking her in a closet, beating her with a belt buckle, bending her fingers back and choking her.


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  • Donnie Dietrich Nov 3, 2016
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    Put him in a closet with some fellow inmates, break his fingers, then choke him to death.
    Sounds like fair punishment to me.

  • Robert Richardson Nov 3, 2016
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    Just put him in gen pop if he isn't already and let the inmates have their fun!

  • Pam Snyder Nov 3, 2016
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    Cases like these are why we need the death penalty!!! Every state and not waiting for years and years on "death row". If absolutely guilty or murder or rape (in my opinion) AUTOMATIC DEATH. We spend too much money on rehabilitation for people in jail!! They have it better than honest, law abiding citizens who are struggling every day to make ends meet. How about putting that money into programs to help people who are barely making it.... seems like an easy answer too me. That won't work though too many bleeding hearts til it's their family!

  • Deborah Miller Nov 2, 2016
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    It is a shame we have to use the state's resources of money and manpower to provide a court trial for these two. Insanity plea or any other plea for these kind of people just doesn't seem fitting for someone that can torture a child.

  • Elizabeth Anne Wells Nov 2, 2016
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    If anyone ever deserved the Death Penalty, the Parsons do. I cannot imagine what horror these two put that child through. I hope that Mr. Parsons will not be given a break for leading law enforcement to the remains because he sure didn't give Erica one.