Date of murders:
February 12, 1979
Date of birth:
Victims profile: Charles Gross, 75,
his wife Lola Gross, 74 and Sam Chaney, 79
Method of murder:
a wrench, a tire tool and a tree limb
Location: Powell County, Kentucky, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on March 29, 1980
White, Karu Gene,
DOB 11-18-58, was sentenced to death March 29, 1980 in Powell County
for the murder of three Breathitt County residents.
On the evening of February 12, 1979
White and two accomplices entered a Haddix, Kentucky store operated by
two elderly men, Charles Gross and Sam Chaney and an elderly woman
Lula Gross. White and his accomplices bludgeoned to death the men and
woman. They took a billfold containing $7,000, coins, and a handgun.
White was arrested on July 27, 1979.
Karu Gene White - Kentucky
Karu White was sentenced to death for the murders of three people.
On February 12, 1979, White and two companions robbed a store, and
using a wrench, a tire tool and a tree limb, bludgeoned three
elderly people to death. The victims were Charles Gross, 75,
his wife Lola Gross, 74 and Sam Chaney, 79.
The trio left with about $7000 in cash, coins and a pistol. After
leaving the scene of the murders, they hitch-hiked to a friend's
college dorm in Jackson, KY and divided their loot. White pleaded
not guilty by reason of insanity but was convicted and sentenced to
Karu Gene White
This killer beat three senior citizens to death in the course of a
robbery in Powell County in 1979. They were ages 74, 75 and 79.
to the brutal nature of the fatal beatings, they had to be buried in
Karu Gene White