Clarke’s Update on Lawsuit

Written by Clarke Kent

With the death of Bill, the lawsuit still proceeds with discovery which includes interrogatories, document requests and depositions. The lawsuit forced me into looking very carefully at the motivation of the plaintiff and a reoccurring name presents itself. The name is known to the cadre at Justice for Shellie. Justice believes that the information we are learning will be helpful in our pursuit of justice for Shellie.

Stay tuned.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year

Written by Clarke Kent

With 2018 jst days from now, I wanted to take this time to with all those who visit Justice for Shellie blog a Happy and Healthy New Year of 2018. I want all those who follow Justice for Shellie pursuit of justice for the brutal murder of 18 year old young daughter of Bill and Charlotte Carson. Bill’s untimely death and Charlotte’s death in 2012 will not deter our efforts to find the information necessary to link the killer to her death. Whole Justice has been sidetracked with a half million dollar lawsuit it will not alter my promise to Charlotte that I will endeavor to help in finding the murderer or murderers of her precious daughter. The initiator of the lawsuit has curtailed my effort temporarily, however I am determined to honor my promise to Charlotte.

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There is Support for Justice for Shellie

Written by Clarke Kent

I received an email from a person who has followed the murder of Shellie Carson and has supported Justice for Shellie. Attached is part of the email relating to Clarke Kent


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Both of Shellie’s Parents Have Died. Now What??

Written by Clarke Kent

With the death of Bill Carson, Shellie has no one willing to stop forward to make sure that Justice for Shellie keeps trying to keep Shellie’s murder investigation going. Justice is aware that the cold case homicide unit is still trying to solve this brutal murder. No one thought it was important to contact Clarke Kent or Lois Lane. From what the obituary revealed the family of the Carsons were not interested in inviting myself or acknowledge the 7 plus years were important in his life, which was exactly the opposite of Bill and Charlotte’s passion to solve their daughter’s murder. Justice is alone with Lois Lane interested in continuing our blog and keep her name and murder on people’s radar. Justice would appreciate your input. The lawsuit regarding myself and Bill Carson is still on going as his death does not end the pursuit of the woman who is trying to close the blog at any cost. Her lawsuit has caused Bill’s last year and a half a difficult time for Bill. His girlfriend Pat gae Bill much support and comfort as he fought his cancer.

Please let us know that after this lawsuit is concluded we will pick up a pace from what we learned from the woman’s pursuit which may lead us to learn more about Shellie’s murder. Something doesn’t add up. Legal restrictions hold me back.

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By Clarke Kent

On Nov 10 2017 WAVY 10 Jason Marks authored an article entitled “In Va Beach, Parents Die Before Justice in Daughter’s Death” in which he tells part of the story. He interviews a neighbor named Sally Meyer. Bill in 2011 reveals “Almost every hour and every minute reminds you that your daughter is no longer there.” The neighbor, Sally Meyer reveals that “I saw Bill laying there on the ground” Justice has spoken to Bill’s girlfriend Pat who told me that when she arrived she discovered Bill laying on his back with his arms side by side with his body. She is a nurse and took his pulse and knew he had died. Pat and I have met numerous times and I can say she brought some joy and comfort to Bill, especially when he was diagnosed with cancer. She spent quality time with Bill and I know that Bill appreciated her comfort and partnership. The author closes his piece by stating “Sadly Bill and Charlotte won’t see what they fought so hard for, the face of the person who brutally took Shellie’s life.  It’s now up to neighbors to keep that hope alive.” What is missing is that great effort by the Justice for Shellie group to identify the killer and not only look in the face of the killer, but to find justice for Shellie. See attachment.

I am having technical difficulty with the attachment, so until it can be placed, the link for the article is here and the full text is below:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The parents of a teenage Virginia Beach woman never saw justice in their daughter’s death.

10 On Your Side has been covering the unsolved murder of Shellie Carson since 2005. That’s when someone killed the 18-year-old in the King’s Grant neighborhood.

Shellie’s parents Charlotte and Bill spent years raising awareness about the murder.

“There was like a wave of disbelief,” said Sally Meyer, the Carsons’ neighbor.

In August 2005, shock hit the Kings Grant community.

“Of course everybody wanted to know who it was,” Meyer said.

Shellie Carson was found just yards from her bike.  Her body badly beaten.

“When it became apparent it was Shellie there were no words,” Meyer said.

Carson was last heard from on the way to the store.  Her death crushed her parents.

“It was just sadness beyond what I can tell you,” Meyer added.

In the years after her death, Bill and Charlotte led the charge to find the person who killed Shellie.

“Almost every hour and every minute reminds you that your daughter is no longer there,” Bill Carson told 10 On Your Side back in 2011.

The Carsons were right there as the community rallied for answers.

“It’s a sad, sad thing that a person 18 years old would be struck down so viciously,” Bill Carson added.

The leads ran cold, and in 2012, Charlotte lost her battle with cancer.  Thursday, Bill, who also had cancer, passed away outside his home.

“I saw Bill laying there on the ground,” said neighbor Don Meyer.

Neighbors say Shellie’s murder was a heavy burden on her parents.

“I think Bill’s heart was broken and Charlotte’s as well,” Sally Meyer added.  “Nobody should ever have to lose a child in a situation that was horrific as that was.”

Sadly Bill and Charlotte won’t see what they fought so hard for, the face of the person who brutally took Shellie’s life.  It’s now up to neighbors to keep that hope alive.

“I think people would like some closure and to know that justice was served and somebody was held accountable for what happened,” Sally Meyer said.

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William H. Carson II – Obituary 1941 – 2017

Written by Clarke Kent

Our friend Bill Carson died Thursday, Nov 9, 2017. Bill died without ever discovering who murdered his beloved daughter Shellie. Justice for Shellie intends to continue to search for justice for Shellie. At this point, Bill and I face a half million dollar lawsuit and I (Clarke Kent) must refrain from discussing what is transpiring in this prolonged legal process, however once it is concluded I will share with all what we learned that will be very helpful for justice for Shellie.

William H. Carson II

Virginia Beach – William H. Carson II, 76, passed away at his home in Virginia Beach on Thursday. A graduate of the US Naval Academy’s Class of 1964, Bill served on nuclear submarines until his retirement in 1984. He earned his master’s degree from Old Dominion University, and then taught math at Bayside High School until his retirement. He was a dedicated member of Kings Grant Presbyterian Church, and sang in the choir for many years. He was a very active member of the USNA Alumni Association and never missed an Army/Navy game. He is survived by his son, Andrew Kirk William Carson, and his wife, Jennifer Michelle Carson; his daughter, Tammy Walker; his son, James Trai Forrester, and his wife, Wendy Forrester; his devoted girlfriend, Patricia Briggs; his grandsons, Ryan Walker, Eric Walker, and Austin Lambert; and his granddaughter, Nicole Forrester. He is predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Martha Carson of Syracuse, NY; his brother, Richard “Chip” Carson; his wife, Charlotte Yates Carson; and his daughter, Mary Rachel “Shellie” Carson. Services will be held at Kings Grant Presbyterian on Sunday

November 12 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kings Grant Presbyterian Church or to the Virginia Beach SPCA.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 10, 2017

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Justice for Shellie is Deeply Saddened to Hear of the Death of Bill Carson

Written by Clarke Kent

It is with great sorrow that I learned of Bill Carson’s death on Thursday, November 9th, 2017. Word cannot express my feelings. Bill was a wonderful, thoughtful and passionate friend of mine since i met him and Charlotte in 2009. He is a very special man, father, husband and friend. Services will be held at the KG Pres Church on Sunday at 2 PM. I am presently traveling on family matters and at this point cannot attend the services. Bill was survived by his son Drew, his daughter Tammy, and another son James. I was with Bill last week. Bill’s girlfriend Patricia was a dedicated friend to Bill and supported him and gave him comfort. I will miss Bill and I will endeavor to carry forward Justice for Shellie.

To view Bill’s obituary and leave a comment for his family, please click here:

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Mary Rachel “Shellie” Carson Nothing Last Forever

Written by Clarke Kent

I was reviewing some comments that came from a document supplied from the Carson family to Justice for Shellie. I thought it would be appropriate to share on the website/blog. I will be posting them in my next few posts.

the one I chose to be the first was written by Shellie, herself and it reflects her inner feelings as she describes a small thread on a sweater and it’s journey when  unraveled. She sees the beauty of the sweater as it represents a person’s life and shortened by another who prefers to unravel the sweater.


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CT Faces Two Parallel Charges – Verdict Pending

Written by Clarke Kent

CT was charged with Assault and Battery on 8/03/17 and charges were filed in Va Beach General District Court on 8/11/2017. He was charges with Code 18.2-57 a misdemeanor. He was arrested on Aug 10, 2017. He was arraigned on 8/11/17 and has had 2 hearings that were continued and his latest hearing is set for 11/21/17. While that is pending CT was arrested on 9/7/2017 on a code 19.2-306 and felony violation of probation. He now faces revocation of probation with a hearing set for 11/1/2017.

A little history regarding these parallel charges. On dec 27,2015 CT was found guilty of the charge emanating from his ABC store capers. He pleaded guilty to petit larceny (3rd or subsequent offense) “Pursuant to the provisions of code 19.2-298-01 the applicable sentencing guidelines and the guidelines worksheets were reviewed and considered by the court and are ordered filed as part of the record.” “Before pronouncing the sentence, the court inquired if the defendant desired to make a statement and if the defendant desired to advance any reason why judgment should not be pronounced.”

The court sentenced CT to “Incarceration in the Virginia Department of Corrections for the term of 2 years on each charge of petit larceny (3rd or subsequent offense (2 counts)) the total sentence imposed is 4 years” “The court suspended all but time served of the sentence upon the following conditions


It was sentenced by Judge Shockey on March 28, 2016.

A major violation report was executed by his probation and parole officer on Aug 21, 2017 and filed with the court on Aug 20, 2017. It states in part

“In March 2017, T submitted a urine sample which subsequently tested positive for marijuana. In April 2017, this Officer discussed with T his recent drug screen results and as a result, T was referred and agreed to contact the Virginia Beach Community Service Board (VB CSB) for both mental health and substance abuse assessments. During his June 14, 2017 appointment with this Officer, T advised he could not afford the $150 fee for the VB CSB substance abuse program, therefore he was provided a partial pay referral and instructions to follow through with his assessment. On July 13, 2017, T advised this Officer he had “washed” his partial pay referral and would need another one. During his July 21, 2017 appointment with this Officer, T was provided with a new referral.

On Aug 1, 2017, this Officer received documentation of T having attended his Intake with the VB CSB. this paperwork cited the following information:


“***It should be noted that T was arrested for Assault and Batter -Simple and is currently on a No Bond status at the Virginia Beach City Jail. He is due to return to the Virginia Beach general District Court on September 19, 2017 for this offense. Should he be convicted of this charge, he will be in violation of Condition #1 of his supervised probation obligation.***”


Condition: No Alcohol.

“Violation Notes:
During his July 21, 2017 appointment with this Officer, T admitted to having drank beet on July 4, 2017. He further states his last use of alcohol was on July 15, 2017.”

During his March 31, 2017 appointment with this Officer, T submitted a urine sample which tested positive for marijuana. As a result, this Officer referred him to the VB CSB for a substance abuse assessment.”


It is respectfully recommended a Capias be issued pursuant to a Violation of Probation Hearing.

The Major Violation Report was signed by CT’s probation and Parole officer on Aug 21, 2017.

So the combination of charges will be decided by the court set for a revocation hearing on November 11, 2017 and continued until Jan 3, 2018 for final deposition.

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The Carsons Plea For Help Involves Greta Van Sustern-On The Record

Written by Clarke Kent

In an effort to get publicity for their daughter Shellie’s brutal murder the attached letter was sent to the “On the Record” T.V. show on Fox news. In the letter we discovered that they met a person from the organization called POMC which stands for Parents of Murdered Children. the person they met was Janet Pelasara, the mother of the VCU coed Taylor Beihi who was murdered in Richmond last year (2005). They tell Greta that Janet and her friend Cindi White have the highest respect for you (Greta) and encourage them to seek your compassionate help. Both Bill and Charlotte authored the letter which stated in part the following: For 11 years, we have applauded your efforts to help murdered victims and their families to find truth and Justice. Now Greta we need your support. My husband (Bill), our 20 year old son (Drew) and I are desperate and grief stricken. We urgently need your help to find out who brutally murdered out 18 year old daughter, Shellie a year and 3 months ago.”

Please read the attached letter and understand their desperation to find Justice for Shellie. The letter certainly speaks for itself.


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