Casey Lawhorn: Fugitive who announced 2 killings on social media found dead

Lisa Smith and Keiff King a 19-year-old mother and her 26-year-old boyfriend face first degree murder charges in the beating death of her 4-year-old son Tahjir Smith for spilling his cereal

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

On Sunday evening, dispatchers received a phone call from MS - 40 miles from Lawhorn's home - tipping them off about the killings. Lawhorn also told the dispatcher he was going to kill himself. "The vehicle he was traveling in, a 2002 gold Ford Taurus, was found abandoned in the southbound shoulder of I-59 in Jasper County approximately five miles from the store where he was last seen", a press release from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations read.

Warren Strain with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety says Lawhorn was seen at a convenience store in Heidelberg around 4 p.m. Sunday.

A Facebook post police confirmed was written, then deleted, by Casey Lawhorn described the murders in detail.

"I shot at her twice more and it was over". Before I start, I need to emphasize that I take full responsibility for my actions. "Nothing anyone has or hasn't done to me cause this, my decisions and my failures are my own".

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"This morning, at around 01:30, I shot and killed my mother (Vi Lawhorn) and a close friend of mine... with a stolen.22 LR", Lawhorn wrote, according to ABC News. He claims that he tried to pull the trigger but the gun jammed, after which he left the room to fix it.

Prosecutors say that after admitting to spilling his cereal on the morning of January 22, the young boy, Tahjir Smith, died from a beating at the hands of his mother, 19-year-old Lisa Smith, and her 26-year-old boyfriend Keiff King.

Lawhorn said he shot the friend in the head and then his mother.

"Telling his Facebook friends he's been suicidal since school, he said he meant to kill himself to save "state money" on executing him or keeping him in prison".

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"Don't give me or my family your thoughts and prayers. You've killed me. Why?"

"Surely any normal person would wish death on themselves after doing what I did, seeing what I saw and hearing what I heard", he said. What I did is unforgivable. "What I look forward to is the nothingness after death", he wrote.

Wait. "Actually do something" about it?

His post has sparked a huge multi-state man hunt across the United States - and Lawhorn is presumed armed and risky.

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"However, as I sit here in MS, writing this on the side of I-59 south after my vehicle broke down, what I look forward to is the nothingness after death".

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