Convicted murderers run Raleigh kiddie camp
RALEIGH, NC -- Two convicted murderers are running a summer day camp for children at a Raleigh University.
One of the women was involved in a high profile murder of her husband, a former Carolina Panthers player, and the other was convicted of killing her own child.
The woman who runs the Kiddie Kollege Summer Camp at St. Augustine's University is Doris Bullock, the former Doris Braswell. Bullock was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1981 death of her infant child.
Her assistant is Deidra Gary, formerly Deidra Lane. In 2000, Gary was convicted of killing her husband, Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane. She pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2003 and was released from prison in 2009.
St. Augustine's said that Bullock has worked at the school for 12 years and Gary has been with the university for about a year.
Beyond that, the school would only release a statement, saying:
"The safety and well being of children in our on-campus programs are our top priorities. Saint Augustine's University performs background checks on all employees. Doris Bullock and Deidra Gary serve in administrative roles and provide valuable support. They are exemplary employees and productive members of the community."
Bullock is listed on St. Augustine's website as the Assistant Vice President for External Relations in the office of the president.
Gary is not listed in the school's staff directory.
One source told ABC11 that both Bullock and Gary work for the president of the school. The source also said that their roles go beyond administrative and that they work directly with kids.
That source also said that parents who enroll their children in the Kiddie Kollege Summer Camp are not told about the women's backgrounds, and that there is no policy on the hiring of ex-felons.
Parents that ABC11 spoke to wanted to know how the two women could be put in charge of a summer camp if background checks are performed.
"Not to say you can't hire them, but why put them with children? Why would they think people would want to leave a child with a killer?" said parent Nicole White.
Some parents were all for redemption and second chances, but just not with their children.
"I believe that everybody deserves a second chance, but there's some things you should be allowed to do and some things you should not be allowed to do, depending on what you've done before," parent Peggy Wiggins said. "Whoever hired them needs to lose their job."
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