Missouri Kansas City, MO - Lax record check requirements in Missouri and many other states may have opened the door for the mother of a man who claims to have killed seven people to work in a nursing home. Shirley Bryson, who has a string of criminal convictions and is free on bond in an unrelated case, met the elderly owner of the rural property where the alleged crimes occurred at least five years ago while working at a Harrisonville facility, the man's son said. Police say Bryson's son, Michael Lee Shaver Jr., told them he lured reputed drug dealers to the property, killed them and then dismembered and burned their bodies. Bryson, 53, likely would not have come into contact with the property owner had the nursing home known the full extent of her criminal history.
September 8, 2006