- Deadly Greed,
a true crime story, recalls the murders to Maceo and Vela McEachern of
Hamlet, North Carolina in 1991. The African-American family lived in
Rockingham County and their murders made headlines and shocked the
community. No one expected murders could happen there.
Through hard work, Maceo and Vela McEachern became financially and
socially prominent. Their situation was unusual for African-Americans in
that place and time.
Cox, a former journalist, tells the story of the crime, the trial, and the
eventual fate of the murder (and those surrounding him). The story is told
in short chapters using the clear, precise language of journalism.
Clark Cox, a native of Jefferson, North Carolina, has been a reporter and
editor on weekly and/or small daily newspapers for forty years.
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