Warden Killed in Alabama
Farquhar had been employed by the Alabama DOC for more than 30 years and the prison was named after him. Washington was serving a 20 year sentence for theft and assault. No motive was given in the killings.
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In Mid-October, 1994, Kelvin Washington, 27, was arrested and charged with the murder of Charles Farquhar, the warden of a state prison cattle ranch in Greensboro, Alabama, his wife and two prisoners. The bodies believed to be that of Farquhar and his wife were found bludgeoned in his brick ranch house that had been set ablaze. Both the prisoners had been shot to death. The bodies were burned beyond recognition in the blaze and were delivered to the states forensic scientists for positive identification.