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Man Says He Killed White Teenager to ‘Release Her’ From Having Sex With Black Men

Danny Hembree, a man from York County, S.C., confessed to killing 17-year-old Heather Catterton so she wouldn’t sleep with black men in exchange for crack cocaine.

Hembree admitted that he had given Catterton crack cocaine in exchange for sex himself, and told police he also dated the girl’s sister and mother. Hembree is also charged with two other murders.

Hembree says he killed Catterton to keep her from having sex with black men in order to afford crack. “I just released her from that,” he said in police video. “I wasn’t mad or nothing. She was just better off.”