Could have been. I was a Freeman at that time and I live in Knoxville now.
I grew up a couple of homes away from the Boling family. Though I no longer live there; my mother does. I am saddened by the death of all three people. It seems to me that this was more a case of spousal abuse than anything else. I suspect that no matter where the mother went; the father was going to kill her. Instead of focusing on the homosexual aspect of this; why are people not addressing the issue of the abuse. Many abused women are in more danger when they do leave their partners. This really was something that was probably going to happen as soon as she left and the son and his partner were just in the way.