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Brooks Blanton

Atlanta, GA


Serial Killer Identified

July 6, 2009 - 9:04 PM | by: Brooks Blanton

Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton identified the killer that terrorized Gaffney, South Carolina as 42 year old Patrick Tracy Burris. Blanton says he was a habitual felon and has a long criminal history. Burris was shot in a shootout with Gaston County, North Carolina Police at an abandoned house there.  Hundreds of people, included national and local media and members of the Gaffney community.  South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd held up a stack of papers saying Burris had a RAP sheet 25 pages long.  Lloyd blasted a breakdown in the justice system as to why Burris was out on the street.  Tests connected the gun that Burris used to shoot a police officer this morning to the shootings that happened last week in Gaffney.  Lloyd says they believe that Burris acted alone in the murders.

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