10WAVY.com In Va Beach, Parents Die Before Justice in Daughter’s Death

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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Another Family in Mourning on Shellie’s Murder

Written by Clarke Kent

A tribute from her fiance’s family on Shellie’s murder. B, plus his mother and father sign a letter on Support to the Carson family on Aug 31, 2005. In it which is 17 days after the brutal murder they state “I pray that the Lord will give you the strength to heal your broken hearts. A very close friend of mine made a lot of copies of Mary’s (Shellie’s) death announcement and I am sending them 2 you so you can have them so you can give them to your family. That is the least I can do for you all. Well take care and may the riches of the Lord be with you and your lovely family. Signed Love in prayers always and signed by the mother, father and BB (her fiance).

Your opinion is welcome, however would not have been the return of the ring in their possession be more effective?

See Attachment


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Clarke Kent Perspective and Insight on Shellie via Letter to Daddy

Written by Clarke Kent

Justice was reviewing old records of Shellie and came across a letter sent from her while she was detained in the Tidewater Detention Home (TDH). It was sent to him by mail on March 18, 2003 when she was 16 years old and detained there just prior to transfer to the Pines Residential Treatment Center in late April of 2003. Shellie had behavior problems and according to documents the following was stated by Shellie “She (Shellie) reported that this was her third admission to TDH in the last 6 months. She related her current charge included driving her parents’ car without permission, driving without a license, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and unauthorized use of her parent’s credit card. She stated that he friend had called and told her to take the car and pick them up and she did. She said that she now realized that they were not real friends. She reported that she’s had time to think since she’s been on the new medicine, that she was more receptive to counseling and that she now feels more in control. She expressed a wish that she would be sent back home.”

When I read the attached letter my thoughts included myself as a father and that the Carsons dearly loved their daughter. I thought it was poignant her concern for her pet cats and her request for them to “give her a little treat now and then and let her sleep on your bed. She’s a queen. She deserves it! I love you and mommy.” This the Carson’s precious little girl and her murder was tragic. No one deserves what happened to her. See attachment.



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CT and the ABC Caper – Violation of Probation -Reveals It’s Own Tale

Written By Clarke Kent

The reason we talk about CT is because his name has been mentioned via hearsay to Shellie Carson Murder I’ve been investigating her murder since 2010 and have learned a ton of information on Shellie as well as personal information on Shellie and information from people who heard something and shared it with Justice for Shellie cadre. With regard to CT I learned that he revealed in being the “bad boy” of Eastern Park. His name always popped up from people revealing what hey heard. CT admit it himself. So it’s a fact of life for CT to be pegged as the “bad boy.” I have learned that his reputation was such and he dealt with it. As a boy it was prestigious with some people, however as he grows in maturity, he would now prefer to normalize his life. CT liked to drink, etc and this has lead him into many problems with the law.

The ABC caper is a sad story of petit larceny by a smart guy who got caught stealing a small bottle of Jose Cuervo Tequila which cost less than $10. The VBPD put together a case of multiple petit larceny recorded o the video and charged CT with Code 18.2-96 Felony class #6. He pleaded guilty on March 21, 2016 to the charges and was sentenced to 4 years, however he was able to get the sentence suspended by agreeing to a stringent order that required him to make restitution as well as an order to supply DNA and as stated on his sentence order signed by Judge Shockley on March 21, 2016 to 1) Good behavior “the defendant shall be of good behavior for 4 years and 2) Supervised probation. The supervised probation states the following: “the defendant is placed on supervised probation, the defendant shall be on probation under the supervision of a probation officer. Probation shall commence upon sentencing unless the defendant is remanded to custody at sentencing, then it shall commence upon release from incarceration. The defendant shall comply with all the rules, terms and requirements set by the probation officer. The defendant shall undergo and complete any substance abuse screening, assessments testing and treatment directed by the probation officer.” Added to the sentencing order, the order was that “The Defendant shall consume no alcohol and that the defendant is banned from all ABC stores. He was to make restitution of $114.80.” The order also stated, “The defendant sentenced to a term of confinement in a correctional facility shall be given credit for time spent in confinement while awaiting trial pursuant to Code 53.1-187.” “The Defendant shall pay cost pursuant to a statue.”

Now on 8/31/17 a warrant was issued for violation of probation. CT was arrested on 9/7/17. Added to CT problem was a notation on CT “Major violation report that stated ” it should be noted that CT was arrested for assault and battery – simple and is currently on a No Bond Status at VA Beach City Jail. He is due to return to the VA BEach General Court on 9/9/17. Should he be convicted of this charge he will be in violation of condition #1 of his supervised probation obligation.” CT’s ABC caper by this petit larceny of very small amounts of Tequila may cost him 4 years in the Va Beach Correctional Unit. His vice seems minor at first but his price could be 4 years of incarceration.

Justice during his period of probation has communicated with CT and I will share some of our communications. While we are seeking Justice for Shellie we are conscious of the efforts of CT to stay sober and get his life together. We sincerely wish him success at the pursuit.

Clarke and Lois Lane will share some interesting conversation with CT.


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CT Arrested for Violating Probation

Written by Clarke Kent

Justice was alerted that CT, on Sept 7, 2017 was arrested for a code #19.2-306 a violation of probation. It was from a violation that occurred on Aug 31, 2017 and has the case # CR15003242-02. On Aug 31, 2017 a writ was executed to CT for his seizure (arrest) for the purpose of requiring him to answer the courts contention of a violation of probation. He appeared for a hearing on Sept 12, 2017 at which time he made arrangements for time to secure representation by an attorney. Another hearing is set for Sept 26, th 2017. Justice is in the process of attaining more information and will keep our readers up to date on what transpire. We are presently receiving info from sources that will expand on the new information we know for a fact that CT faces 4/5 years in the penitentiary if he violated his arrangement for his probation. More to follow.

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