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      Autopsy shows Pickens 'Courthouse' lady was brutally murdered

      {}{}{} Pickens County authorities have released the autopsy results in the death of well-known historian, Dora Johnson.

      {}{}{} Johnson's body was found at her Carrollton home with the body of her 63-year old daughter, Patricia Hudson and 53-year old son John Johnson last Thursday at midnight.

      {}{}{} Authorities believe he stabbed his mother and sister to death multiple times then shot himself in the head..

      {}{}{} The motive is still not clear but police say during the week before the murders, Johnson and her son had argued over finances , in particular a cell phone bill.

      {}{}{} ABC 33/40 has also learned that on the day of the killings Dora Johnson visited the courthouse to transfer her automobile into her daughter's name.{} Investigators suspect that may have fueled her son's rage.{}{} However, they may never have a clear picture of what happened.

      {}{}{} Dora Johnson{}is credited with helping to preserving many historical sites{}in Pickens County.{} She was most known as the courthouse lady who helped turn the 'face in the window' into a tourist attraction.

      {}{}{} Johnson and her daughter will be laid to rest this weekend in Carrollton Cemetery.{} Her son will be cremated.

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