Murderer Found Running Kids' Camp 20 Years After Killing Her Own Child

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murderer arrestedParents who sent their children to a summer kids' camp in North Carolina got the shock of their lives recently. The woman who runs Kiddie Kollege Summer Camp is a murderer who killed her own child. Her assistant? Well, she killed her husband a few years ago.

There are murderers (murderesses?) running a kids' summer camp! And no one told the parents!

Doris Bullock and Deidra Gary both go by new names now, names that wouldn't immediately show they're convicted felons who served time in prison. But the discovery of their bloody pasts by parents is opening up a whole new debate on what it means to have "served your time" for crimes this serious. 

According to ABC News, Bullock used to go by the name Doris Braswell back in 1981, when she was convicted of second degree murder in the death of her infant. A look at the North Carolina Department of Corrections register shows she served in a medium security prison before being paroled. That parole has since been terminated.

Technically, Braswell/Bullock is a free woman. Free to serve as Dean of Students and Residential Life at Saint Augustine's College (sponsors of the kids' camp), which is her title according to LinkedIn.

She killed her child.

Now she works with children -- both teenagers and young kids who attend the college's summer camp.

Then there's Diedra Gary who used to go by the name Deidra Lane. She was convicted of manslaughter for killing her husband, NFL star Fred Lane, in 2003, and she served in prison until 2009.

Now she works with kids at a summer camp.

As a mother, I'm troubled by the idea of a convicted felon being around my child, troubled that parents say they were never told ... even though the school admits they knew of their employees' pasts.

And yet, what can we say? These women served their time. They're no longer considered "threats" to society. No doubt that means extenuating circumstances of their crimes were taken into account (at least one account claims Gary had filed domestic abuse complaints against her husband).

Who are we to say they shouldn't be able to live normal lives today? Who are we to say they aren't "safe"?

It's the very definition of a catch-22.

And yet, Bullock's story is especially troubling. She killed a child. Her child. There's little forgiveness for a crime so heinous, at least not in the eyes of society (things are different in the courts, where emotions aren't supposed to be considered).

She may have served her time, the courts may think she's rehabilitated, but parents still have the right to keep their kids from her. And I don't blame them!

Do you think these women should be allowed to have the jobs they have now?


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keelh... keelhaulrose

Doesn't matter who they killed, they proved that when the going gets tough, they solve their problems with murder. Are they to be trusted with an unruly camper? 

If someone is convicted of certain crimes (murder, assault, abuse) they are normally barred from working with those who may not have the ability to fight back for a reason. Because they've proven themselves untrustworthy. They might be reformed, but I'm not betting my child's life on it.

Carme... Carmen8706

If they hadn't been released from prison, it wouldn't been an issue. It's troubling to know someone can kill a child and still walk free at some point.


The only ones serving time are the murdered who are in a cold black damp place forever,which is where these women should be.

nonmember avatar fromnc

I am from the town where this summer camp is being held. On our local news they said that they do back ground checks, and they only hold administrative positions. To that I say, obviously you do not do background checks or this wouldn't be an issue. Also, administration or not this is ridiculous! I'm for people being able to get out of jail and rehabilitate their lives, but whithin reason. I mean are they going to hire a convicted child molester next?

Laine... Lainey0468

I definitely do not agree with what they did, but we don't know the WHOLE story(ies).  They should be able to go on with their lives.  God forgives us daily; we should do the same.

nonmember avatar Secondchance

I understand the concern of the parents of this Kids Camp, and do feel that convicted criminals should not work directly with children. Yet I also feel everyone deserves a 'second chance'. I think the whole story is important and I also think these ladies deserves to be judged on their character, not just their past. Doris Bullock has been employed at Saint Aug for 12 years, if she was a threat to anyone do you think she
would still be there and have the support of the university president? When you meet someone do you run a background check to confirm
they are worthy of your friendship? I think all should pay for the crimes they commit, but who is to say they don't deserve a second chance.


we dont know the full story on either women. DId the one mother who killed her infant child do it on accident and the laws of that state made her look like a criminal? it was 1981 when this happened. who is to say she purposely killed her child, but then again whos not? we dont know the full story, as far as the other woman, the reports said that she had filed domestic abuse complaints against her husband ( who was a big time hot shot NFL player) not judging but there have been many cases where these men think they are above the law and can do what they please with their women,kids and animals for that matter. what if he attacked her and her only way of self defence was to kill him, or be killed herself. one of these women worked for thic school for 12 years without incident...i dont think we can be so quick to judge what kind of people they really are...on the other side of things, as a mother, i would be very apprehensive to send my child to a camp where convicted murders worked....

Kathleen J Pilgrim

They did their time no ones been killed...jesus grow up everyone you got better things to worry about such as your governments whacked out way of running things...-.- Whatever happened to second chances or is that no longer a standard of normal human beings anymore?

Beth McSparin

33 years without incident and no one can give her a break. you should be ashamed of yoursleves as humans.


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