Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons indicted for killing and dismembering her

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Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons indicted for killing and dismembering her

Nearly seven years after Erica Parsons was last seen alive, her adoptive parents have been indicted in Rowan County for killing and dismembering the girl to hide their crime.

Sandy Parsons and his wife Casey Parsons are accused of first degree murder, felony concealment of death and obstruction of justice for lying to investigators.

No one knows for sure when Erica was killed , but it’s believed she was 12 or 13 when she died. And the exact cause of her death is not listed in the indictment, other than to say the girl died of “homicidal violence.” Her remains were found in Sept. 2016, and an autopsy determined the girl suffered terribly before she was killed.

The indictment, announced Tuesday, accuses the Parsons of carrying out a plot of murder and grisly concealment that included cutting the girl into pieces. Never miss a local story.

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SUBSCRIBE NOW Among the accusations: The couple did “intentionally inflict serious bodily injury, broken and fractured bones which resulted in a permanent and protracted condition that causes extreme pain on Eric Lynn Persons, who was approximately 12 or 13 years old at […]

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