WWII Vet 'Shine' Thornton Murdered By Black Teens

Terrance Morgan, Edward Johnson, Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray have been arrested for the violent death of Lawrence E. 'Shine' Thornton of Greenville, Mississippi

The 87-year-old was punched and thrown to the pavement on his own driveway by two large black males. Two others, a black female and another black male stood nearby and did nothing.

Left for dead, the neighbors managed to get him into an ambulance and airlifted to a hospital, but it was too late. Two days after the attack he was dead.

Larry was a mine-sweeper in the Navy during WWII and retired as an electrician. Larry was known for his award-winning Maria’s Famous Hot Tamales. He began cooking the Tamales in 1984 and named the product after his wife, Mary.

Shine Thornton was one of the good ones. Larry sold his snacks out of his house and sat with customers on the front porch playing the fiddle while they ate.

The four black teens are being held on $2-3 million bails. But that isn't gonna do Larry any good now-he's cooked his last Tamale.  Wanna bet none of these kids even knows there was a WWII?\

Shiny Thornton's Funeral