The boys had hoped that they would be tied up and not shot. They never anticipated
being beaten, bound and taken.
"They shoved a rag in my mouth and another rag was put between my teeth and tied around my head.
I was grabbed over somebody's shoulder and carried outside and dumped into a trailer. They bent my legs and tied my wrists to my ankles. My friends were dumped next to me. They closed the back of the trailer and we drove for hours."
When the trailer stopped they cut my hogtie and dragged me out by my feet. It was muddy and swampy. I could see a ladder sticking out of a hole.
They roped my elbows together and weaved it around my upper arms, cutting deep into my biceps and triceps. They they dragged me to the hole, put my feet over it and loved me down a good twelve feet, wrenching my shoulders from their sockets!
The kept piling the dirt on top of us until it reached our chins.
They they stopped.
They took many wood branches and covered the hole.
Then they drove away and left us.
As the sound of thunder got louder and louder.....
Overcoming the sound of our gagged screams.....
as the water began to flood down on us.