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These are crimes that have captivated and shocked not only residents of the Carolinas, but those across the country. WMBF News is taking a look back at some of the region's most shocking true crimes. (Photo courtesy of Jack VanderToll)

 

 

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Carolina True Crime episodes

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Almost six years to the day that she was first reported missing, young Erica Parsons' adoptive mother pleaded guilty to the child's murder.

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Stephen Stanko was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Laura Ling in 2006 and convicted in 2009 of killing 74-year-old Henry Turner. He was sentenced to death in both cases.

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Police continue to search for leads in a Lumberton, N.C. cold case where three female bodies were found within months and blocks of each other.

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On Aug. 15, 2018, a crime spree through the Carolinas began at a place many people visit every day.

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It was one of the biggest heists in U.S. history and it happened in South Carolina.

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Velma Barfield's horrifying story comes to an end in part 2 of this multi-part edition of "Carolina True Crime."

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This is part 1 in the disturbing story of Velma Barfield, who came to be known as "Death Row Granny."

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A young North Carolina mother traveled to North Myrtle Beach in 1996. She never made it back home. 

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In part 3 of this multi-part edition of Carolina True Crime, the Bigham family saga comes to a close.

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The brutal saga of the Pee Dee's Bigham family continues in part two of this three-part edition of Carolina True Crime. 

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Over three generations, nearly 20 murders are linked to Bigham family of the Pee Dee.

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It started as a reported carjacking and ended with two toddlers dead and their mother arrested. Twenty-five years ago, the Susan Smith case shocked the nation.

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More than 80 years later, the Palmetto State Bank robbery remains one of South Carolina's most infamous.

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In January 2014, Angie Pipkin was a mother to two young children. Then, she disappeared.

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For almost a decade, Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance has captivated the Grand Strand.