Couple caring for children of woman accused of 5 murders say they had “no remorse” – WSOC TV
CHESTER COUNTY, SC – Adrienne Simpson is charged with a spate of murderous crimes in three states that have left five dead, including her husband, Eugene Simpson. Eugene’s family opened up to Channel 9 on Wednesday about his chilling actions amid the violence.
Adrienne Simpson and Tyler Terry are charged with murder in the death of Eugene Simpson, 33, after her body was found by the side of the road on May 19 in Great Falls.
Eugene’s cousin, Eldrick Simpson, and his wife Missy have had full legal custody of Eugene and Adrienne’s two children for a year. They told Channel 9 South Carolina reporter Greg Suskin that Eugene was very involved in the children’s lives.
“He would come here and he had them in school, and they were doing fine,” Missy said.
But they said Adrienne was not the same. They said she was in and out of the children’s lives and the conditions they were living in caused her to lose custody.
Eugene Simpson was reported missing on May 2.
The couple told Channel 9 that Adrienne stopped by their house hours after her husband’s body was allegedly dumped and behaved like it was any other day.
“She kisses the children. I said, ‘OK, it’s good that you do all of this’, you know what I mean? This is a good thing, but why? Eldrick said.
“She just sat here and looked at them the same day. Like no remorse. We didn’t see anything wrong with it, ”Missy said.
A few days later, Adrienne and Terry left for Missouri, claiming that she had found a job there. Instead, St. Louis police said two random people were murdered and a third was given money to buy drugs.
Just over 24 hours later, Memphis police said the couple shot and killed a man near the city center in what also looks like a robbery.
Later that night, Tyler and Simpson would lead Chester County MPs in a two-county chase after being spotted in a Bojangles parking lot. Simpson was arrested after crashing the car, but Terry ran into the woods, triggering a week-long manhunt.
“We haven’t seen any sign that she is like this,” Eldrick said.
“Not a killer,” Missy added.
Eldrick said he was thinking of families in South Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri who are suffering just like him.
“I feel for these families, man, who have lost loved ones in these situations,” he said.
The couple told Suskin that Adrienne’s children were struggling to lose both parents and just wanted to move out and start over elsewhere.
(WATCH: Chester County Sheriff provides update after taking murder suspect Tyler Terry into custody
© 2021 Cox Media Group