Die, Grandpa, Die

Die, Grandpa, Die

by Dale Hudson

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Die, Grandpa, Die by Dale Hudson

Missing Boy

On November 28, 2001, in Chester County, South Carolina, police made a grisly discovery. Joe Pittman, 66, and his wife Joy, 62, had been brutally slain with a .410 shotgun and their house set afire with the bodies inside. Their black Nissan Pathfinder was missing. So was their 12-year-old grandson, Christopher Pittman. What had become of the boy? Was he still alive--and if so, for how long? The clock was ticking and time was running out.

Bad Seed

Christopher was found safe and sound in a neighboring county. But relief turned to suspicion as he told an improbable tale of a black man who'd killed his grandparents and kidnapped him. Eventually, Pittman confessed to the slayings and to fleeing in the SUV. In February 2005, he was tried as an adult. Defense lawyers claimed Pittman had been unhinged by the prescription drug Zoloft. It would be up to a jury to decide whether the boy who killed would have to face a man's punishment. . .

16 pages of shocking photos

Dale Hudson is the author of Dance of Death and coauthor of An Hour to Kill: Love, Murder and Justice in a Small Southern Town and A Reason to Live: The True Story of One Woman's Love, Courage and Determination to Survive. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786026296
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 775,654
File size: 1 MB

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Die, Grandpa, Die 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
tig27ers More than 1 year ago
It was a good read I was just really upset that they kept blaming prozac and zoloft. He obviously planned his actions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very sad story, but a good book to read if you're interested in true events.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't think I would like this book when I saw the cover. It's a horrible title for a book. Yet, the author did a great job in exploring the mind and behavior of teenage killer Christopher Pittman. It was so sad to read about how he murdered his grandparents in cold-blood and then burned their house down on top of them. I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a sad and tragic story about a 12-year-old who kills the grandparents he supposedly loves. IMHO, I don't think the drug had anything to do with his reasons for kill his grandparents, but it's just another sign of the times. We live in a wicked world, one in which children come from divorced families and have been shuttled off to their grandparents. Grandparents are doing their best, but fall short of what is needed to care for these children. Christopher Pittman was already in trouble and dysfunctional when he arrived in Chester, SC, so there wasn't much his grandparents could do but hope for the best and try to give him a little discipline. They ended up giving their lives for their grandson. A VERY GOOD BOOK!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a 12-year-old kid who murders his grandparents, burns their house down, and runs away. All the time he is doing this, he says his medication is telling him, 'Kill, Kill, Kill...' What a whacked out night this must have been. I have seen a lot of kids like this who are so drugged up they don't know whether they are coming and going. I believe he could have done it and not realized what he had done until after it was all over. Good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dale Hudson is a masterful story teller. After having read his Dance of Death and An Hour To Kill, I eagerly awaited the release of this book. Though the title was a bit shocking for a Dale Hudson book, the story was everything I expected it to be. Researched to the nines, there were moments in the book where I laughed, I cried, I was mad, and when I felt I had died along with Joe and Joy Pittman. I was so moved by Joe Pittman's 'Book of Memories' that I felt I was looking straight into the man's heart. But I just can't see how this man could ever have been accused of abusing Christopher. Also, I didn't like his defense attorneys. They appeared to be there for Christopher, but you didn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out they were defending him for the money! Once again, Dale Hudson writes a killer of a book! I recommend it highly!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hudson is a great author who checks and rechecks his facts before publishing them. The Pitman story is actually covered here with more taste than it deserves. Book is a true crime masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just reading the title will stop me from reading this book. How can a person be so cold to write about a tragedy and a 12 year old child that was on Prozac. Atleast I hope you covered all the facts in this case. THE TRUTH OF HOW THIS CHILD WAS LEFT IN PRISON FOR # YEARS BEFORE HE GOT SUPPOSITLY A FAIR TRIAL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I have not read the book yet because it is not released, I will not read it when it is. The cover and title alone is digusting, slanderous and a defamation of character towards Christopher Pittman. This story is not just about a boy who killed the two Grandparents he dearly loved it is also a story of a child on mind altering drugs that were over prescribed and NOT FDA approved for children. Just looking at the cover of this book makes it seem biased toward Christopher Pittman. Perhaps the context of the book will produce more, I pray, of the facts that were presented at trial about Pfizer and the toll there drugs take on our nations children. Until the book comes out, just looking at the cover and the title, I would not touch that book with my bare hands.