Less than $70 — Dennis Ray Hepler

jme-hm-08-02Not long after nightfall on August 31, 1988, three young men accosted Dennis Hepler on the grounds of the West Franklin Street Elementary School in Anderson, South Carolina. Hepler, the school’s principal, was working late that evening. During this encounter, Hepler was fatally shot in the back with a .25 caliber pistol. The assailants fled the scene with Hepler’s wallet, which contained less than seventy dollars.

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