April 18th, 1989
Husband charged in slayings -- A former auto parts store manager was charged with 'two or more murders' Tuesday as police investigated the slayings of the man's wife and three children in what could be the city's worst mass murder. Police said only that 'multiple murders' occurred in a residence in a southeast Montgomery neighborhood and that 'a possible suspect' was in custody. Bryant said his department was called to the city jail later Tuesday to treat a suspect with razor-blade cuts to both wrists. 'At the time he was in stable condition,' she said. 'I called and I called,' she said. Tuesday and wailed, 'They killed all my children, Lordy,' before being led back to the family car. Mark Carter said the woman's brother, Bubba Davis, told police he had been trying to reach his sister since Saturday night. Mark Carter said police knocked on the door of the house and were met by Lee Artis Carter, who refused to allow them entry because they didn't have a search warrant. Randall Thornton of Auto Parts Supermarket in Montgomery said Lee Artis Carter had managed one of two Montgomery stores for about four of five months in 1988 and quit in a dispute with the owner. Carter was a prison system employee, but had not been to work in two days. He said she transferred to Montgomery in 1979 and went to work for the prison system's 'Free by Choice' drug program in 1986. In 1986, Quang Ngoc Bui of Montgomery was convicted of the knife slayings of his three children.