If you fill out the first name, last name, or agree to terms fields, you will NOT be added to the newsletter list. Everything looked different to me afterward. Following graduation, John enrolled at Texas Tech University. MyHeritage Family Trees; Geni World Family Tree; South Carolina, Deaths, 1915-1943; . John Mack Herring attended Texas Tech University, married and divorced twice, and worked as a dock foreman, a carpenter, a welder, and spent 25 years as an electrician. When Mack Herring was born on 24 May 1896, in Abbeville, Henry, Alabama, United States, his father, George Arba Herring, was 30 and his mother, Harriet Pamelia "Bug" Whitehead, was 29. . . The jury pool was the largest that had ever been called in Winkler County; the last murder to get much attentiona stabbing at a hotel in Winkhad happened in 1947. Mrs. Ones dead, ones still alive. And because many people in town would prefer never to hear the words kiss and kill again, the case still touches a nerve. , Herring killed Williams on March 20, 1961. I was sixteen years old.. .I love you Dick, for all that you have meant to me. But Mack chose to stay. Judge Olsen had denied his motion to have Mack evaluated by a psychiatrist for the state, having agreed with Burnett that the defendants current state of mind was irrelevant. She told me, I have to get him back. Her mood turned darker after her father rummaged through her dresser drawers, looking for evidence of her disobedience. Betty had begged him to kill her, he told McAlpine; all he had done was carry out her wishes. His lawyers argued he had temporary insanity. While boys were free to do as they pleased, good girls were expected to obey an unspoken code of conduct. ODESSA, TX-- The "Kiss and Kill" killer, John Mack Herring, died on Saturday at the age of 75, CBS 7 reports. Facebook gives people the power to. Her tale was included on the television episode A Crime to Remember. .Memories, so many memories to come back and cloud my mind, memories that Ill carry through all eternity. The defendant was a good-looking boy, and all these clean-cut girls came out from Odessa to ooh and aah over him. Nicknamed Macks girls, they made up only a fraction of the spectators whose sympathies were with the defendant. According to reports, her situation was covered in nearly every newspaper in the world. Its surprising that after killing someone, he didnt spend a single second in prison. Leave them blank to get signed up. She used to participate in sexual activity with a number of men with whom she was not in a relationship. son. He is survived by his wife Janet Herring of the home, a son, Maxwell Glen Herring, Jr. of Clinton, a daughter, Logan Renee Herring of . Ill not trouble you again, and Mack, I havent forgotten the good times we had. Mark Herring is the attorney general of Virginia. He shot her in the head with a twelve-gauge shotgun, destroying much of it, attached weights to the body, and threw it into the tank. However, no one took her request seriously and shrug it off as attention seeking. The family settled in North Carolina.Mack's father ran a wholesale grocery, clothing . The stunt soured Mack on the relationship, and by the fall, he had broken things off and started going steady with a pretty redhead in Amicae. Betty, on the other hand, refused to conform to other peoples views. We were all supportive, because we couldnt believe it, says a former Tri-Hi-Y girl who asked not to be identified. According to Ike, she had been wearing only pale-pink shorty pajamas and a blue-and-white-striped dusternot the kind of clothes a boy would leave a girl standing in on her front porch at midnight. At football games, they sat in the stands wearing the ultimate status symbol: their boyfriends letter jackets. The verdict deemed Mack was innocent for a second time and the crowd broke into applause. 19: Daughter: Beatrice Herring. I dont [know] what I expected the note to say, but not that. , Last edited on 14 November 2022, at 05:36, OBITUARY John Mack Herring September 23, 1943 January 5, 2019, "FIRST ON CBS7: "Kiss and Kill" killer has died", "Prosecution Rests Case in Kiss-and-Kill Trial", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kiss_and_Kill&oldid=1121797351, This page was last edited on 14 November 2022, at 05:36. 18: Daughter: Eloise Herring. Im waging a war within myself, a war to find the true me and I fear that I am losing the battle. She was left devastated and full of guilt. Laura works as a middle school . She lived in a small, well-worn frame house on an unpaved street not far from the oil fields west of town, where gas flares burned and drilling-rig lights illuminated the desert at night. Elizabeth Jean Betty Williams was born on August 11, 1943, and grew up in Odessa, Texas, with three younger siblings. Macks own confession painted a picture of a methodically planned murder; before driving Betty half an hour out of town and shooting her, point-blank, in the head, he had, by his own admission, procured lead weights, rope, shotgun shells, and even a miners helmet to light his way so he could submerge her body in the stock tank. In the meantime, journalists had gathered at the scene. In the summer of 1960, they started dating, and Betty wondered if she might be falling in love; Mack, she told friends, really listenedto her. So many times Ive wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you. Ike was confused but didnt think Betty had been serious about convincing Mack to kill her. As a result, the school painted over the windows and eventually covered them with bricks. Betty was hardly Tri-Hi-Y material; in the high school pecking order, her classmates remember her as a nobody, a nonentity, and someone on the outside looking in. But while she struck an antiestablishment pose, the rejection she felt from the other girls still stung. Two days earlier, Mack and Betty had planned how he would kill and dispose of her body. In a flat monotone, Mack told investigators that he had shot Betty next to the stock tank, weighted her down, and submerged her body. On March 22, 1961, she was reported missing, and Herring took police to the body after he was interrogated. She was ad-libbing all the way, and it spun out of her control. Beside the water, the ground was spattered with blood. He and his wife were pleased to send both of their children to St. Ann School. Send me another picture if you have it. Birth of Enoch Herrin. Its ruined two lives. I dont know, Mack stammered. Enoch Herring in MyHeritage family trees (Golden Web Site) Enoch Herrin in MyHeritage family . Tall and good-looking, with jet-black hair that framed a long, contemplative face, Mack was a guys guy, his classmates remember, who was quiet and self-contained. A few classmates also confessed that Betty had asked them to kill her. Sometimes I think I am watching someone else. As he sat in the witness chair, he appeared solemn and contrite. He was a lifetime member of Person St. UMC; was a. At Kiss and Kill, John Mack Herring was the primary character. Mrs. & Mr. In a statement, Herring said that he and a group of friends once put on blackface before attending a college party. Although Mack was near the top of the high school caste system and Betty was at the bottom, they managed to strike up a friendship when she was a junior and he was a sophomore. I thought, Good Lord, they must be talking about Betty Williams., . Herring explained how he believed Betty was to blame and that the letter she gave him was valid in absolving him of any consequences. . But the next afternoon during rehearsal, Betty pulled Mack into the prop room backstage. Had she really wanted to die, or was she still hoping, somehow, to win Mack back? They belonged to the informal sororities called Tri-Hi-Y clubsCapri, Sorella, and Amicaewhich cherry-picked the most popular high school girls. According to his lawyers, he suffered from a disease known as temporary insanity. Im waging a war within myself, a war to find the true me and I fear that I am losing the battle. When he reached the center, Mack oriented himself by looking at the mesquite trees on either side; then he dove under the water and came back up. He was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, in the Appalachian Mountains. Does the evidence show you any possible explanation? he challenged the jury. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. Authorities asked him to remove Bettys body from the pond. Betty immediately recognized the approaching car as Macks. A sophomore, Jim Mercer, also deflected the invitation. Mark Herring is the attorney general of Virginia. As word spread around Odessa that afternoon that Mack had been arrested for Bettys murder, the news was greeted with incredulity. In his cross-examination, the district attorney pressed Mack to explain at what moment, exactly, he had decided to kill Betty. Ever since Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack got married, they have both been extremely devoted to the family they've built together. A judge approved Burnetts request to evaluate Macks sanity at the time of the murder in a pre-trial. When I met Sanchez and three of her girlfriends a few weeks later, they told me, in great detail, about all the strange and unexplained things they had heard and seen: the door that had mysteriously slammed closed behind them, the eerie footsteps, the stage lights that had moved when they had called out Bettys name. Whenever something unexplained happensa book falls on the floor in my classroom or the light board goes out during a technical rehearsalsomeone always jokes, Its Betty., What may be nothing more than just a ghost story can also be seen as something more complicatedas a metaphor, perhaps, for the way that one crime has lodged, uneasily, in Odessas collective memory. He held various jobs, such as being a carpenter, a dock foreman at a chemical compound, a welder, and an electrician. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Page Herring of the home; a son, Mack B. I know its much too late with you, Mack, but I swear that another boy wont get the chance to say what you said to me. Love, Betty. Previously, such an act was frowned upon. So she became not the victim but the villain., Sullivan appealed the verdict to the Texas Supreme Court, on the grounds that Judge Olsen did not have the authority to grant a hearing that only evaluated Macks sanity at the time of the crime. . He shot Betty in the head with a shotgun and dismembered her body parts there. When football season ended and there was nothing much to do on Friday nights except drink beer and stare up at the wide-open sky, teenagers used to park their pickups across the street from Odessa High School and wait to see the ghost they called Betty. We should most likely treat her death as a homicide. He was allegedly the ex-boyfriend of the victim, Betty Williams. While dropping Betty off at home after rehearsal, she asked if he could meet her at 10:30 PM in the alley behind her house. According to CBS7, he passed away on January 5, 2019, at the age of 75 years. And no, he hadnt waited to see that shed gotten inside safely. Shelton Williams, a political scientist and Bettys one-year-older cousin, was deeply affected by her death. When Ronnie White, who graduated from Odessa High the year that the murder took place, returned to his alma mater to teach history, in 1978, he was astonished to hear students talking about the former drama student named Betty whose spirit supposedly haunted the auditorium and the popular football player who had had a hand in her killing. 40: Daughter: Goodys Herring. We were shocked that one of our owna popular football player who had been to our parties and had dated our friendshad committed a heinous crime, says Jean Smith Kiker. His mother, who was originally from Memphis, worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines but left her job when she married Herrings father. With the 17-year-old now the main suspect in Bettys disappearance, Mack was taken to the Winkler County Jail for further questioning. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (with photos from AP). Mack wept when he heard the verdict and dozens of people rushed to his side. She confessed to having climbed the auditoriums rafters but couldnt bring herself to jump. Herring read to the jury, held that Betty alone was to blame for her death. In Bettys dresser, he found her diary which contained all of her secrets including the details of her encounters with boys. With Selleck already the adopted father of a boy named Kevin from his previous marriage, a fourth member was added to their family when Mack gave birth to their daughter Hannah in 1988. She was killed by her ex-boyfriend John Mack Herring (September 23, 1943  - January 5, 2019) at her own request in Winkler County, Texas. Herring Jr. and wife Mary of Fayetteville; two daughters, Patricia Ann Blanton and husband John of. The next day, Betty pulled Mack aside during rehearsal. . Herring also says hes proud of his offices work reducing Virginias backlog of untested rape kits. Mark Herring has been married to his wife, Laura, for 27 years; they met the summer before he began law school. Some nights, Betty would slip out the back door after her parents had gone to bed and walk the four blocks to Tommys Drive-In, where there were always boys to talk to. It was as cold-blooded and premeditated as it could be. Mrs. & Mr. I hope our story about Jerry makes it. It didnt move him when he pulled her body out of the water or when he said that hed put a shotgun to her head, remembers retired highway patrolman E. C. Locklear. North Carolina. , Shelton Williams, a cousin of the homicide victim and an alumnus of Permian High School who played against Herring in American football games, wrote the book Washed in the Blood, published in 2006. Mary called the school but she hadnt arrived yet. Betty was known to have strong opinions on social issues. If I am to live I have to fight [or] else it will pull me down, down, down into that thankless pit of fear, pain, and agonized loneliness. Mack sat behind the defense table in a dark suit, his head often bowed. Herring wrote, It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down. And as more information came out, we were shocked to learn that Mack, and a lot of the other boys we knew, had been spending time with Betty after they had taken their girlfriends home. But despite the gruesomeness of the crime and the first-degree murder charges that were filed against him, Mack was not ostracized by his peers. At 62, he was utterly unremarkable. Until some evidence is brought to show the psychiatrists were wrong, Id be inclined to believe them. Jurors agreed, and twelve days before Christmas, they found Mack not guilty by reason of insanity. In the meantime, he gathered two lead weights, a miners helmet to see in the dark, and a rope. Marvin Grice, a psychiatrist who had examined Mack a few days after his arrest, said he was not a danger to others. Betty had been known as a loose and immoral girl. On the drive out to the hunting lease, she was cheerful and chatted about how happy she was going to be when she was dead, Mack explained. He showed them where his and Bettys footprintshis large, hers smallled down a steep incline to a stock tank. Mack, on the other hand, was given the role of Trock Estrella, a killer. One of those boys was Mack Herring. The two started a romantic relationship during the summer of 1960, though from the outside it didnt seem like it. 1734 1734. .Best of luck with your steady girlfriend. She is the daughter of the late Thomas Dale Huff and Margie Huff. So rather than admit defeat Im going to beat a quick retreat into the no mans land of death. A new trial took place in Beaumont and was once again attended by dozens of people. Emily McCullar is a senior editor covering pop culture, news, and Texas history. I am consumed with this burning emptiness and loneliness that has taken charge of me, body and soul. McAlpine also felt sure that Betty would not have wanted to sneak back into the house through the front door. In 2006, when Herring was a state senator, he voted in favor of Virginias law on same sex marriage. Herring stated that Williams chose the weapon he used to kill her. But on Wednesday morning, Herring came forward to talk about his own past. October 2022 Reader Quiz: What Did You Learn? As the booms and busts of the oil patch have brought new people to Odessa and taken others away, Mack has faded into the background. This time, various teachers testified. wife. He claimed to have committed the crime with a twelve-gauge shotgun that Betty herself had picked out. I wanted to help, but I didnt know what to do. They are members of Leesburg Presbyterian Church. According to legend, by parking across the street from the school at midnight and either flashing the headlights three times or honking and calling out her name, Betty would appear in the auditoriums windows. Early life and education. Betty was not given a part in the play for the first time, instead, she was assigned to be the stage manager. She was miserable, she told him, and she wanted to die. When he broke up with her during her senior year at Odessa High School, her world fell apart. Herrings social standing did not suffer as a result of the incident. . If they determined that he had been temporarily insane, he should not have to stand trial for murder. Mack Herring December 15, 2009 Mr. Mack B. Betty Williams was put to rest at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. We sat there in the theater seats, in the dark, and we applauded for her.. Sullivan appealed the verdict to the Texas Supreme Court. He laid out his argument in an opinion piece in USA today, which you can read here. Bettys parents, lost in their grief, were her only visible supporters; her father occasionally leaned forward so as not to miss a word of testimony, dabbing at his eyes with a white handkerchief. Shelton Williams assisted the making of the program. Herring tied the knot on August 12, 1989, and have two children; daughterPeyton E. Herring, 26, and son Timothy R. Herring, 22. A second trial was held in Beaumont, Texas, resulting in an acquittal. On June 27, 1962, the court sided with Sullivan, vacating the judgment and ordering a new trial. The response was always the same: There goes Betty again, trying to be the center of attention. As a young man, Herring worked to pay his way through college, taking on construction jobs and odd jobs. She freely expressed opinions that went against the grain, like her belief that segregation was unjust and that blacks should not have to attend a separate high school across the railroad tracks. MOORESVILLE Ralph McNeely Herring graciously accepted the Lord's invitation to come home on the evening of Monday, May 18, 2015. Answer the questions they have for you, lad. If he had hoped to throw the prosecution off balance, he had succeeded, though Sullivan tried to make the most of the opportunity. Ive never been so hurt in my life and I guess your note was the jolt I needed to get me back on the straight and narrow. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Page Herring of the home; a son, Mack B. It was Burnett, with the sleeves of his suit jacket pushed up to his elbows, who commanded the courtroom. Some claim to have seen her pacing the balcony or heard her footsteps behind them, only to find no one there. They have an apartment in Richmond and a house in Leesburg, Virginia. Mack led authorities to a property his father had leased for hunting and fishing. Rather than seeing Mack as a killer, many classmates acted as if something tragic that was beyond his control had befallen him. Not only is she still talked about, but many people believe her spirit still lingers in the high schools auditorium. He didnt like to see things suffer. She is the daughter of the late Thomas Dale Huff and Margie Huff. To young Betty, it was more important to be her true self rather than be understood by others even though her father often prayed she become more obedient. , Williams and Herring were both students at Odessa High School. He worked in a variety of blue-collar occupations professionally. The teenagers who pass down stories about Betty are too young to remember the Kiss and Kill Murder, as it was christened by the press in 1961, but it was the most sensational crime in West Texas in its day. According to the police officers present at the time, Mack showed no emotion during the process. died Sunday at his home. Pamela Coloff of Texas Monthly stated that he appeared "utterly unremarkable", at odds with his appearance in his youth. . One by one, Bettys friends were called into the principals office, where they were asked to tell what they knew.  Herring died on Saturday January 5, 2019, at the age of 75. She was seen as a slut and a diabolical manipulator, says Shelton Williams. John Mack Herring Today Kiss and Kill: Revisit Betty Williams Murder. Herring shot and killed Betty Williams in 1961 after she had allegedly told him to do it. Betty said that the situation at home was bad, says the friend, who asked not to be named. People around the nation were fascinated by the case, especially since Herring came out and admitted to killing his then girlfriend. And then I pulled the trigger. 1770 1770. Interestingly, he was prosecuted for murder again, and this time he was acquitted. But Mack was careful to be discreet about the time they spent together. Mack was born in Mooresville, North Carolina, the son of Alice (ne Azouri) and Charles Mack.Mack's father's original family name was Makhoul; he came to the United States from Lebanon when he was 12 years old, following Mack's grandfather, who had arrived at Ellis Island in 1909.. She was deadlike that. He snapped his fingers for emphasis. Think of me once in a while and know that Im glad we met.Gayle . . I really dont feel much different. O.H. The former football player had been dethroned of his reasoning by Bettys pleadings, Grice said, and, in his estimation, had been temporarily insane when he put the shotgun to her head. After two hours in the auditorium, Sanchez and her friends were so unnerved, and so certain that they had felt Bettys presence, that they decided to leave. But the most compelling testimony came from Marvin Grice, an Odessa psychiatrist who had examined Mack three days after the murder. When she returned to the spot where Mack was waiting for her by the water, she took off her shoes. Nobody talked about how Mack could have said no, observes Sandra Scofield, who graduated from Odessa High a year before the murder. One time she wrote about sports. Mack Herring was duly charged with the first-degree murder of Betty Williams. Not Mack! a sixteen-year-old girl shrieked as she collapsed in tears against a wall in the police station. He married Elizabeth Jane Brown on 4 April 1920, in Clay, Georgia, United States. I take upon myself all blame, for there it lies, on me alone!Betty Williams, WhenThe State of Texas v. John Mack Herringgot under way on February 20, 1962, a guilty verdict seemed to be an all but foregone conclusion. Why dredge it up again? But others refuse to forget. The jury in the trial, held in Winkler County https://t.co/mXzLlq1sfe, Denise Mercado Sanders (@trippingbandit) January 12, 2019. But the stories about Betty never went away. Viewers are anxious about Gino Odjick, The people want to know does Matteo Messina Denaro has Figli. An avid hunter, he was happiest when he could spend a few days bagging dove or quail on his fathers hunting lease north of town or ramble around the oil fields with his .22, plinking jackrabbits. True Crime and Unbelievably Real Stories; we aim to shine a light on the forgotten and unknown. Two days later, on March 22, 1961, the Odessa Police Department received a frantic phone call from Mary Williams, who reported that her daughter was missing. Next year??? He became so mixed up and so sick that he felt pulling the trigger was what he should do for her, Grice testified. But in 2014, after being elected to his first term as attorney general, he announced that he had changed his position. Mack raised the gun barrel and Betty held it with the back of her hand, pointing it at her left temple. He sold his 400 acres of land to Atkinson in 1813 for $400. view all Enoch Herrin's Timeline. Three classmates testified that Betty had also asked them to kill her. I wish it were that simple. It was a game of chicken, and she never backed out., March 20, 1961I want everyone to know that what Im about to do in no way implicates anyone else. He has vowed not to step down as governor. She was depressed and desperate to end her suffering. Herring studied at FTCC after high school and began working as a Tire Specialist for Kelly Springfield through Goodyear. Kiss and Kill is generally known as the murder of Betty Williams. Herring, youre a wonderful man. Still reeling from their breakup and depressed at the prospect of not being cast in a single play her senior year, Betty began to feel hopeless. Now, the murderer is no more with us. . Had he left Betty at the front door or the back, McAlpine inquired? Her boyfriend, who was a varsity football player, had shot her onstage during a play. As an adult, he spent years investigating his cousins murder and wrote a book about the case, Washed in the Blood. The ex-marine was known to persuade judges with his dramatic arguments involving Shakespeare and Scripture. Betty wanted to be liked, says her first cousin Shelton Williams, whose memoir, Washed in the Blood, chronicles his coming-of-age in Odessa through the prism of Bettys murder. Betty Williams was a high school student from Odessa, Texas. According to Ike, she was surprised to see Mack there. the Mortal Mustache, a.k.a. I remember her saying, in a very ugly way, That girl was nothing. To some observers, it seemed as if Bettys transgressions had eclipsed those of the teenager whod killed her. Rumors have flourished that a coach who knew the real Betty is visited by her, on occasion, in the field house and that a former vice principal who once caught a glimpse of her after hours was so spooked by the encounter that he refused to be in the school again by himself. Ive never been so humiliated and torn to pieces as I am now, Betty wrote to a friend. The 35-year-old had to go through several adversities in his life to reach where is now. None of the facts of the case came out., Moments after Sullivan rested his case, Burnett rose from his seat and thundered across the crowded courtroom, Stand up, Mack Herring! His name is Mack Herring and I pray that he will not have to suffer for what he is doing for my sake. Mack had been a stellar student, one of his teachers told the jury, and added, Ive never known a more brilliant mind. His football coach testified that Mack had never used profanity. Mack,Well, I guess you accomplished what you set out to do. Mack was taken from class and questioned by officer Bobby McAlpine. Around her waist was a rope which Mack had attached to the weights to submerge her body. Mack, who had once worried aloud to a reporter that he would be sent to the electric chair, was a free man. I caught sight of him one afternoon in November as he pulled up to his house, a mint-green frame house not far from where he grew up. You might say she has become a witness for the defense, Burnett quipped. HerringForAG Now!. But to the astonishment of courthouse observers and over the strenuous objections of the prosecution, Judge Olsen granted Burnetts motion for the pretrial hearing. Odessa High's administration applied paint to the school auditorium's windows to counter the ghost story culture. He was a WWII veteran having served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps. And he points to his work on the opiod crisis, where he pushed for easier access to the overdose treatment drug naloxone, as another success for his office. After they talked, she turned to her friend and said, Its been nice knowing you. No other event in my life impacted me the way this did, he says. Even when she began acting more erratically during rehearsals for Winterset, her peers wrote off her overwrought confessions about wanting to die as nothing more than a theater girls high school histrionics. May they forgive me . It sure does feel funny to be on the top of every thing looking down. To combat the ghost story culture, the administration later painted the windows of the school auditorium. He never had any trouble with the law again. What happened next is important enough to that city of 120,000's sense of itself that, 58 years later, the event still forms an early paragraph of its Wikipedia page: Odessa is well known for its Kiss and Kill Murder in March 1961. Herring, 85, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at his residence. November 2022 Reader Quiz: What Did You Learn? McAlpine was not convinced as there were some inconsistencies to the boys statement. Betty Williams was a fast girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Mack Herring was not one of the elite football players at Odessa High School on whose shoulders rested the hopes for the 1960 season; as a back for the Bronchos, and one of average abilities, he was just another guy on the team. When he had dropped Betty off at ten oclock, he said, she had suggested that he return in half an hour and meet her in the alley behind her house. Herring said he and his friends put on wigs and brown make up and dressed up as their favorite rappers. At a time when Betty felt marginalized by those around her and forsaken by the one boy she loved, death seemed to hold its own allure. When her father lived with my parents, he used to threaten to kill himself in the middle of the night, says Shelton. 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