Published: Apr 11, 2005

Man stabbed to death in Wake
Husband, wife found injured; wife in critical condition

By DAVID BRACKEN, Staff Writer, News & Observer, Raleigh

RALEIGH -- A man died and his wife remains in critical condition after a Wake County Sheriff's deputy found the couple early Sunday morning in their home with multiple stab wounds.

Wake County Sheriff's spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens said a deputy responded to a 911 hang- up at 1010 Rock Drive about 3 a.m. Sunday. The deputy entered the house after seeing a woman wandering inside and noticed blood, Stephens said.

Once inside, Stephens said the deputy found Bruce Clawson, 51, lying on a couch with stab wounds. He found Teresa Clawson, 52, in the bedroom, also bleeding from stab wounds, she said.

Both were taken to WakeMed, where Bruce Clawson later died. Teresa Clawson remained in critical condition Sunday evening.

Stephens said there were no signs of forced entry, and no one has been charged in the incident.

Sunday afternoon, crime scene investigators were at the Clawson home, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood just off Poole Road.

Neighbor David Like described Teresa Clawson as a kind person who frequently dropped books off for his wife and left Hershey kisses in his mailbox for his two young children. Like said Teresa Clawson was one of the first people to welcome his family into the neighborhood.

Like had a different opinion of Bruce Clawson.

"He was the kind of guy you didn't want to tangle with," he said. Like said Teresa Clawson visited his home several weeks ago and had a black eye, but he didn't ask her how she had been injured. "You don't want to overstep your boundaries as a neighbor," he said.

According to court records, Bruce Clawson had two prior convictions for misdemeanor assault and battery.

Another neighbor, Stan Bailey, 22, said Bruce Clawson would frequently wave and say hello as he drove past on his motorcycle. Bailey said his sister was friends with the Clawsons' daughter, Jennifer.

"He seemed really nice to me," Bailey said of Bruce Clawson.

Teresa Clawson is a part-time proofreader at my job in Morrisville. She was in stable condition last I heard, but in need of further surgery today. It's scary and confusing and I don't know if we'll ever hear the whole story about what went down. Sad.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm a writer and once I was married to Bruce Clawson's older brother. I split up from him because the relationship seemed dangerous. Finding out that his younger brother (whom I did not know well) was killed by a woman who--like me--was an English major--but who, unlike me, didn't leave the marriage and ended up as a "murderer" (I always thought I'd be the one who ended up dead if I stayed) was very strange. It was like seeing the story of what might have been my life although the characters are different. But there are also parallels--both brothers came from a home in which the father was abusive to the mother--Teresa, like me, was an English major. I guess I'm just writing to ask some information.

I wonder, for instance, if she did get hit by Bruce. It's a little hard to imagine the sledgehammer thing or how she seemed to be trying to kill him no matter what unless something else was going on--as in child abuse. I'm not sure whether I should write about this strange parallel in my life or not.
I don't know if it would be emotionally healthy or if it would lead to lawsuits. It's true, though, what I know.

For the moment I'd like to leave my identity anonymous.

4:30 PM  
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Blogger Dr. Hectic said...

Dear Anonymous II,

I have removed your posts, not due to my personally knowing Teresa Clawson, but because you have simply continued to post more and more hateful comments, essentially claiming the same things over and over. If you wish to continue doing so, feel free to start your own blog.

-The Mgmt.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could find out information about his supposed girlfriend who is such a hateful person.

Anyone care to share who this woman is?

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please someone give me information on the woman who supposedly was Bruces girlfriend at the time; she is a whack job and hateful and need to more about this mental midget.

8:52 PM  

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