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October 20, 2011

 Kenneth Ronald Danner, 58, of Newton, died unexpectedly Oct. 19, 2011.  The Danner family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Graham Frank Clifford of Denver (formerly Stanley), died Friday Oct. 14, 2011. Frank was 89 and died at the Sherrills Ford Hospice House after a 20-year fight with prostate cancer.  Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley is serving the Clifford family.

Calming down a murderer

October 20, 2011

On Feb. 14, Michael Joseph Anderson called 9-1-1 to say he had brutally killed a man.

Anderson said he overdosed on pills and shot his roommate, Stephen Starr, three times before mutilating his body with an axe.

“I did some things to the body that you don’t want them to see,” he said during the phone call.

Tammy Saunders, a Catawba County 9-1-1 telecommunicator, was on the other end of the call throughout Anderson's disturbing confession.

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