Monsters Among Us: Lawrence Horn hired a hitman, James Edward Perry, to kill his wife, son, and his son’s nurse so he could inherit his son’s life insurance money

Victims
Mildred Horn, 43 (ex-wife)
Trevor Horn, 8 (son, who was severely mentally challenged)
Janice Roberts Saunders, 38 (son’s nurse)

Find-A-Grave: Mildred M. “Millie” Horn
Find-A-Grave: Trevor Horn
Find-A-Grave: Janice Y Roberts Saunders
Disability Day of Mourning: Trevor Horn
In Memoriam: Trevor Horn
Father arrested in 3 murders
Man Held in Deaths of Son and Ex-Wife
Case against murder-for-hire suspect to unfold today
Horn Convicted for Three Murders
Ex-Motown Sound Engineer Gets Life In Murder Plot
Man Gets Life in Killing of 3 for Insurance
Rice v ABC 1997 (reversed and remanded)
Triple murder trial begins for James Edward Perry
Perry murder-for-hire trial goes to jury in Rockville
Perry guilty in triple slaying
Publisher of ‘Hit Man’ Manual Agrees to Settle Suit Over Triple Slaying
How The Man Behind Motown’s Sound Conspired To Kill His Family For Money
James Edward Perry v State of Maryland 1996
James Edward Perry v State of Maryland 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murder by the Book
Hit man, hired by quadriplegic’s father in Silver Spring triple slaying, dies
Murderpedia: Lawrence Horn
Wikipedia: Lawrence Horn
Strong Words: The Book That Went on Trial for Murder
The Day They Came to Sue the Book

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: Blueprint for Murder
The F.B.I. Files: Hired Gun

Defendants
Lawrence Horn – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
James Edward Perry – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

10 Responses

  1. Perry died in prison. Where is Horn? Me doc doesn’t show him as inmate.

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  2. Perry died in prison. Where is Horn? Md doc doesn’t show him as inmate.
    Maryland, not Maine doc.

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  3. According to the Investigation Discovery show SHATTERED, Lawrence Horn died February of this year. The wikipedia entry on Lawrence Horn reflects this, citing the SHATTERED episode as the source. I could find any other confirmation of this.

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  4. Saw Investigation ID program about this case. Horns daughter went to see her father when he was dying of cancer because she had to confront and forgive him to go forward with her life. He was a shell of the man she remembered and he cried and begged her to keep visiting him. He didn’t apologize or otherwise express remorse, so she never went back. Karma!

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