51-year-old Bernard George Lamp of Troutman, North Carolina is accused of killing alleged prostitute Bonnie Lou Irvine of Cornelius, North Carolina. The two met over craigslist where Irvine had placed an ad.
She also directed him to pictures of herself posted on a different Web site that authorities say is popular with men seeking prostitutes, the search warrants said.
And here’s where it gets weird…
Lamp was arrested after sheriff’s deputies stopped him driving Irvine’s 2001 Volvo on March 14, said Iredell sheriff’s Capt. Darren Campbell. Authorities then found Irvine’s body buried at Lamp’s girlfriend’s home in Troutman.
According to search warrants, Lamp also met the girlfriend on Craigslist.
And it doesn’t end there. Lamp was on probation for the attempted rape of another prostitute that happened at a truck stop on I-77 in Troutman.
Is the money so great in prostitution that these women are willing to risk their lives each tome they meet with a john? I doubt it is at a truck stop.
UPDATE: I guess the money is that great. Check out the video from a local news station and see some of the houses these local call girls lived in.
UPDATE 2/22/2014: Lamp was sentenced to death for Ms. Irvine’s murder.
The last person to be executed in North Carolina was Samuel Russell Flippen. He was executed in 2006 for the blunt force trauma death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter in 1994.
UPDATE 5/30/2016: Lamp died earlier today of natural causes. He probably died more peacefully than he deserved or afforded his victim.