July 23rd, 2013
Kyle Austin Drattlo, 20, along with his friends, Christopher Edward Terry, and Brianna Harding, murdered Drattlo’s grandparents, Erskin Fulgham, 87, and Mary Louise Fulgham, 83. They were found in their home with stab wounds. Erskin also had been beaten and stomped. Mary Louise was killed as she sat in the living room, and Erskin, who was in need of an oxygen tank, was killed in the kitchen. The next morning Drattlo and two friends — Christopher Edward Terry and Brianna Harding — were picked up by a deputy while traveling in the Fulghams’ 2004 Buick through Nevada. The deputy learned the car was reported stolen out of Tucson and was associated with a double homicide. Drattlo told the deputy that when he left his grandparents home that “he must have left the front door open and he hoped his grandparents were OK.” He also said that his grandparents gave him $150 and kissed him goodbye, according to police documents. Drattlo also told detectives that he “made a Juggalo family” with Terry and Harding, who were also in their early 20s at the time of the slayings. Juggalos are fans of the band Insane Clown Posse.