Atheist kills mother and friend, tells others to save their thoughts and prayers

2018-04-10 Casey James Lawhorn

A Tennessee man confessed online to killing two people including his own mother.  During his video confession, Casey James Lawhorn, 22, said, “Prayer is a waste of time, nothing happens after death” according to a report from USA Today.

Lawhorn’s Facebook confession was posted after he fatally shot his mother, Vi Lawhorn, and a friend, Avery Gains, in East Ridge, Tennessee.  While he did not specifically state his motive, his confession includes multiple statements about his hatred of religion according to an atheist source posted to the website patheos.

The Times Free Press reports Lawhorn’s body was found near his broken-down vehicle in Jasper County, Mississippi.