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CAST YOUR X; Honest and helpful, or just PURE EVIL.

LOCAL folk couldn't believe it when half-brothers Josh Cain and Trevor Walraven were arrested for a brutal slaying. They reckoned the boys were just too good to get into trouble. But the brothers' had been spotted driving the dead man's car and police found bullets at their home. Were they guilty of murder? Or simply of taking a car they had found abandoned?

PEOPLE in the small, mountain community were horrified hor·ri·fy  
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.

2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock.
 when a a local businessman was brutally slain.

But they were even more stunned when police arrested half-brothers Josh Cain and Trevor Walraven for the terrible crime.

Townsfolk in Wolf Creek, Oregon Wolf Creek is an unincorporated community in Josephine County, Oregon, United States, just off Interstate 5.

There are a number of creeks in Oregon named Wolf Creek, after the wolves that were once abundant in the state.
, simply could not believe the two boys were guilty.

Of all the youngsters in the area, Josh and Trevor were thought the least likely to get into trouble

They were good kids... respectful and helpful to neighbours, claimed the locals. They were not killers.

The director of the town's Teen Centre - well used to dealing with problem youngsters - said: "I would have questioned God Himself if He had stepped down and told me those boys had committed murder.

"I would have thought The Almighty was trying to trick me."

But state prosecutors said they were not trying to trick anyone. The boys were guilty as sin... and they planned to prove it.

And they revealed to stunned town-folk a world of guns and violence, of drugs and murderous rock lyrics...

All played out against the spectacular backdrop of Oregon's magnificent mountain scenery.

Bill Hull was the well-liked owner of a hunting lodge who disappeared after attending Sunday meeting at the church. They eventually found his body in a forest clearing, not far from his home.

The top of his head had been blown off with a copper-jacketed, hollow- point .38 special bullet.

His four-wheel drive sports vehicle was missing.

That was to prove vital in leading to the discovery of the corpse and making the arrests.

Josh, 19, and Trevor, 15, were well-known in the Wolf Creek Wolf Creek may refer to several places in the United States: Cities
  • Wolf Creek, Oregon, a town in Oregon
  • Wolf Creek (Minnesota), a tributary of the Cedar River (Iowa) in Mower County, Minnesota

Together they would range far and wide over the hill country on their motorcycles.

They were also highly respected for helping their parents carve out a 52-acre spread from the harsh, mountainous land.

It took Karen Cain and Doug Walraven 14 years to build the main house, living first in a trailer then a small cabin.

When the adults moved into the new house, the boys took over the cabin.

Much of their schooling was completed at home, although Josh managed to enrol at the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. .

Meanwhile, Trevor, now attending junior high, was described as a bright student who the others pupils looked up to.

The boys helped out with the family business - their parents attended fairs and festivals all over the country selling dolls and memorabilia - and ran errands for neighbours. They were nice kids.

Then they were seen driving Bill Hull's missing Chevrolet Suburban This article is about a type of vehicle. For other uses, see Suburb.

The Chevrolet Suburban is a large sport utility vehicle from Chevrolet. It is one of the longest-lived automobile nameplates in the United States, dating from 1935 and is likely to be produced

At the time, Josh was home for the summer and their folks were away at a doll fair in Idaho.

When cops challenged them, the boys claimed they had found the car apparently abandoned on a dirt road dirt road n (US) → camino sin firme

dirt road nchemin non macadamisé or non revêtu

dirt road dirt n

They said they had decided to use it to take their girlfriends out for pizza and perhaps on to a drive-in movie.

Soon after, police began to comb the area, looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
 the missing man's body. They found it in that lonely clearing in a remote forest, hidden under some bushes.

Then they searched the boys' cabin and found gear used for smoking marijuana.

There were also letters apparently from Cain to his younger half brother, asking him to obtain marijuana, LSD LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide (lī'sûr`jĭk, dī'ĕth`ələmĭd, dī'ĕthəlăm`ĭd), alkaloid synthesized from lysergic acid, which is found in the fungus ergot (  and amphetamines Amphetamines
Sympathomimetic amines; sometimes called speed; synthetic chemicals that stimulate the central nervous system.

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 and send them on to him in university.

There were also handwritten hand·write  
tr.v. hand·wrote , hand·writ·ten , hand·writ·ing, hand·writes
To write by hand.

[Back-formation from handwritten.]

Adj. 1.
 lyrics - transcribed from Portrait of an American Family American Family is a photographic artwork exhibition by Renée Cox. See also
  • An American Family, a 1973 documentary broadcast on PBS
  • , a 2002-2004 PBS drama starring Edward James Olmos and Constance Marie.
 by weird American rock American Rock is a catch-all for rock music genres either originating in the United States or specific to the Americas. Most often they contain elements of rhythm and blues, though a blending of styles over the years has occurred.  singer Marilyn Manson - which read: "Murder is the answer... I only kill to know I'm alive."

It was known Cain owned a .357 Magnum, but he claimed it had been stolen.

However, bullets similar to the one that killed Hull were found in the cabin.

Firearms experts said a Magnum could be used to fire the special .38 calibre shells.

Then a friend claimed that Walraven had admitted shooting Hull.

Prosecutors believed that the boys stopped Hull as he drove home from church.

Then they forced him to drive up into the mountains, where Walraven blasted him with his half-brother's Magnum.

Cain faced trial first. He denied the murder charges, insisting that he and Trevor had found the car and had decided to use it to impress their girlfriends.

Which is the truth? Did that nice Cain boy, spurred on by drugs and crazed rock lyrics, turn into a bloodthirsty blood·thirst·y  
1. Eager to shed blood.

2. Characterized by great carnage.


Or were the pair guilty of merely taking and driving away an apparently abandoned motor vehicle?

You decide...


JOSH CAIN was found guilty of murder. He now faces a minimum of 25 years in jail. Trevor Walraven is in jail awaiting trial.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 29, 1999
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