Matthew Fullbright Charged with the Murder of Homer and JoAnn Staton

Fox Carolina is reporting an arrest has been made in the Staton murders, and the rumors of the killings being related to Homer Staton’s jewelry/gold buying hobby were confirmed:

ANDERSON, S.C. — Anderson County deputies said that a Belton man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Taylors couple.


Investigators said that the Statons met up with 29-year-old Matthew Fullbright, who had done business with Homer Staton in the past. They said that Fullbright told him that he knew people who wanted to sell a large quantity of jewelry. They said that Fullbright directed the couple to an isolated place along Waterside Drive where he tried to rob them. They said that a fight broke out and the Statons were killed there

Deputies said that JoAnn Staton was left at that location. They said that Fullbright then drove Homer Staton’s body to Asaville Road and dumped it. They said he then drove the couple’s car to the Horton Road location.

Investigators said that the Statons died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Fullbright was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of armed robbery. He was being held at the Anderson County Detention Center.

Investigators said that Fullbright provided them with information that led them JoAnn Staton’s body.

Disgusting. Homer Staton was killed simply because he pursued an interesting hobby by a thug who thought he’d be an easy mark. I hope Fullbright gets a needle in his arm.


3 Responses to “Matthew Fullbright Charged with the Murder of Homer and JoAnn Staton”

  1. wendy staton on June 7th, 2011 10:33 pm

    i miss my mom and dad so much they did not deserve this no one does i am praying that justice will be soon i love my mom and dad and i will never be the same person mom and dad i wont give up the fight for justice u are my first and last thought forever loved your daughter wendy

  2. wendy staton on June 7th, 2011 10:36 pm

    i dont wont my mom and dad to be forgotten if u knew my parents tell someone how precious and wonderful they were please never forget my mom and dad

  3. crystal pearson on January 13th, 2015 3:58 pm

    i truly am sorry for what happened to your family……I used to date the man that killed them and you know i have nightmares about it because i never in a millon years thought he would ever hurt anyone. i believe he had got on drugs really bad or something.. i dont know but before he was turned in for it i saw him at the store and i was actually pregnant with twins. anyhow i said hey Matthew how are you..he said not to good..he said i think im about to go down the road for a long time..i told him its okay just pray..i also said you will be okay i said its not like you killed anybody……. and he just looked at me and said i dont know…. ill never forget that..but from the bottom of my heart i hate what he did to your family.. i pray for u and your family even though we have never met. god bless u.God be with u and your family. you will always be in my prayers.thank u for your time…Crystal Pearson 1110 orr street pelzer sc 29669

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