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    NC - Trooper David 'Shawn' Blanton, 24, fatally shot, Canton, 17 June 2008



    Slain trooper's infant son dies

    Posted: Today at 8:56 a.m.
    Updated: 10 minutes ago
    Asheville, N.C. — The infant son of a slain trooper died late Thursday at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, according to hospital officials.
    Tye Blanton was born prematurely, two weeks before his father's death.
    Trooper David Shawn Blanton, 24, was shot to death in June during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 near Canton.

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3757368/

    and from the Asheville paper:
    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pb...D=200881017017
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    How terribly sad!

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    Very tragic so much pain and heartache for her to have to deal with. May God give her the strength she needs. Her family will be one of her strongest rocks to lean on. RIP baby boy.
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    So tragic. Father and son are together now.
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    I just read this on WRAL.

    It breaks my heart.

    That poor woman. I will remember her in my prayers for a longtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljwf22 View Post
    So tragic. Father and son are together now.
    I will be thinking of her, for a long time. My goodness.
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    Oh, that poor woman. How much heartache can one human being stand?

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    How sad...

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    From December 2010:

    http://www.westerncarolinian.com/new...Blanton-trial-

    Nearly two and a half years after North Carolina Highway Patrol State Trooper Shawn Blanton was murdered on Interstate 40 in Haywood County, the court case against Edwardo Wong, his murderer, finally ended.

    Blanton, a native of the Cherokee area, was the first member of The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to have become a state trooper...

    A jury convicted Wong of first-degree murder on Oct. 14 in Catawba County; the same jury spent six days deliberating during the sentencing phase of the trial but was unable to agree on a punishment. North Carolina law states that in the event a jury cannot reach a decision to sentence one to the death penalty, then a Judge must impose a life imprisonment with the possibility of parole, which is exactly what Wong received.



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