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Mary Lynn Witherspoon

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Name  Mary Witherspoon
Nationality  American
Years active  1975-2003

Occupation  School Teacher
Children  Jane Whelchel
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Full Name  Mary Lynn Witherspoon
Died  14 November 2003, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Similar  John Geoghan, Murder of Romona Moore, Murder of Jason Sweeney

Mary Lynn Witherspoon (1950–2003) was a school teacher in Charleston, South Carolina, and died in 2003 when her ex-boyfriend's son, Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, who had stalked and obsessed over her for 22 years, broke into her home after being released from prison, and raped and killed her.

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Early life

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 Transgender inmate Katheryn Brown (left in 2003 mugshot)

Mary Lynn was born in 1950, and had a sister, Jackie Olsen, who was a few years older than her at the time. She was a french teacher at Charlestowne Academy, a local school.

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Inmate Katheryn Brown, born Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, has asked the state to help her transition from a man to a woman. (Police Handout)

In 1981, Mary Lynn met Edmonds Tennent Brown, III, who was an attorney. After a while, his son, Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, began growing obsessive and jealous of Mary Lynn.

Facts

She was a school teacher in Charleston, South Carolina.

She was raped and killed by her ex boyfriend's son Edmonds Tennent Brown IV.

She was a french teacher in a local school named Charlestowne Academy.

In 2005, South Carolina introduced a law that was named after her, calling it "Mary Lynn's Law."

On April 12, 2016, Discovery ID's (Investigation Discovery) made an episode based on her tragic story.

Death

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Inmate Katheryn Brown, born Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, has asked the state to help her transition from a man to a woman. (Police Handout)

On November 14, 2003, early morning, after 23 years of stalking Mary Lynn, Edmonds Tennent Brown, IV, broke into Mary Lynn's home, and when she was leaving, he rushed into her room, raped her, and strangled her, ultimately leading to her death. She was found in the bathtub, dead.

The Arrest of Edmonds Tennent Brown, IV

Later the same day of Mary Lynn's murder, police awaited outside the home of Mary Lynn, and when he was unlocking the door to get inside, they arrested him. Template:Investigation Discovery

Conviction

In 2004, Edmonds Tennent Brown, IV plead guilty to Mary Lynn's murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Template:Investigation Discovery

Legacy

In 2005, South Carolina introduced a law that was named after her, calling it "Mary Lynn's Law." and the V.I.N.E was said to have failed her, and companies such as those immediately updated their systems, including immediate notification to the victims when prisoners are released.

On April 12, 2016, Discovery ID's Obsession: Dark Desires made an episode based on the tragic story of Mary Lynn. Mary Lynn was "interviewed" but later revealed to be an actress as the interviewee. It ended with a short monologue (speech) given by her sister of the days, weeks, months, after Mary Lynn's death.

References

Mary Lynn Witherspoon Wikipedia


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