To get back at her

Corinthian Houston, 5, was at his home with his grandmother Saturday night. His mother, Pamela Fisher was away from the home. His grandmother noticed that he had disappeared about 9 pm and she asked about him. Someone told her that a green van had pulled up and picked him up. Allegedly the witness also said that in the van were Terrence Carter and one of his coworker’s George Herring III. Police said attempts were made to contact the two, but were unsuccessful. Arrest warrants were sworn out on the two men charging them with the kidnapping.

Police went to the home of Terrance Carter, 26, about 2:30 am and picked him up for questioning. They found George Herring III at a motel. Both were taken in for questioning.

The boy’s mother Pamela Fisher, called the Carter home requesting information on where her son might be. One of the Carter family recalled earlier in the day seeing Terrance Carter coming out of an abandoned home next door. Carter’s brother went to the abandoned house, and found the child about 3 am. He was sitting in a chair that had always been in the house. He was dead and allegedly his body and the chair he was sitting in had been burned. The rest of the house was intact. Carter’s mother called police. Police are not confirming that the child’s body was burned, but the state fire marshall was called in.  

Reportedly Carter and the mother Pamela Fisher had a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. The two worked together. According to police this was an attempt to get back at the mother. According to Carter’s family the relationship was troubled with fighting. Pamela Fisher told reporter’s not to believe anything “that convict’s family” said.

He was 5. He had no control and probably no input on who his mother dated. He had no involvement in their relationship troubles, though they probably affected him indirectly. And he had no control over the relationship that his mother had with Carter. Yet, he is the one who was chosen to die.

It is interesting that the mother in the midst of her grief would make the statement not to listen to the “convicts family”. Who knows what the mother is alleged to have done? It doesn’t really matter. Because Corinthian had nothing to do with it! But because an alleged adult was unhappy with the relationship with the child’s mother, the child died. To get back at her. I can think of nothing that the mother could have done that would justify the death of an innocent child.


Corinthian Houston was found tied to a leather chair, police say an electrical cord was around his neck, but was reported as not being tight enough to have caused strangulation. Police believe the child may have been alive when he was set on fire. Police also say that Terrance Carter has “pretty well confessed to it“.


Additional information about the kidnapping and murder of Corinthian Houston. The grandmother talks about Corinthian and about the events of that day.

Southern Sass on Criminal Activity Today or SSCAT is also blogging on this.



  1. Soobs said,

    July 4, 2006 at 5:37 am

    This just kills me. So many people are unable to have children……and it seems that many who are able, make horrible choices. And those children have to pay the price. Bless his little heart.

  2. July 4, 2006 at 7:46 am

    This one pretty much got to me.

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  4. Steve said,

    July 5, 2006 at 7:21 pm

    Unbelievable, my eyes are watering up as I type. I know there are animals all over, I was really taken aback by the rape and murder of the Iraqi girl. She was burned along with her family to cover up the crime. How dare we as a nation be critical of other countries when we have people among us that would do such an act to that young boy (Corinthian) in our own country. It acts like these that make capitol punishment all too good.

  5. Steve said,

    July 5, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    It is still a little hard for me to figure out why we did not get a poster on him. I searched my database(,com_search/Itemid,5/) but Corinthian was not in it. The NCMEC did not issue a poster. Shi* like this pisses me off, we have a holiday weekend and NCMEC can not find time to issue a poster for this boy.

  6. July 5, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    There were a few things that struck me as a little odd… amber alert was tops- they had a known abuction, they had a vehicle, and they had a known victim. Second Corinthian was abducted about 9 pm. Cops say they had been attempting to make contact with him and were unsuccessful, but there is nothing that indicates they went to his home until 2:30 am. (5 hours later). Cops picking him up and the calls from Corinthian’s Mom prompted the family to then recall that he had been in the abandoned home earlier and to go look there.

  7. Steve said,

    July 5, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    I realize that it takes all to be involved. NCMEC could not possibly issue a poster had LE not contacted them. Bottom line is I have seen both asleep at the wheel in the past. The first few hours are the most critical. This reminds me of the boy killed by his own father. They too had a suspect, suspect vehicle but the amber was issued 7 hours later.

    A two part article is here.

  8. Tee said,

    July 21, 2006 at 2:10 am

    This is a terrible thing for both families. I can’t begin to imagine what The Mom is going through. I’m so sorry and I pray that God can help you get through this. I pray that you stay strong. For Carter he is a sick indivdual and I pray that he gets help wether or not if its in hell from the death penalty.

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