Head_shot_coverAndrew Webb, featured killer in my book HEAD SHOT has been paroled. Actually, he’s been out now for a couple years. He was a model prisoner, and everyone thought he was a dandy chap. One Washington State Prison employee who knew him recently contacted me and said:  "Andrew told me the story of how he wound up in prison, and it sounded good. Then one day I stumbled upon your book, HEADSHOT. I read it and was stunned to find out the REAL story! His story and your story did not have much in common. Yours was true."


  1. KOALS

    Andrew attend his 30 yr class reunion in August. I read this book in two days. Amazing that this person is out of prison.

  2. TTown Girl

    Whatever happen to Chris St.Pierre? Is he still in Prison? Still alive? And where does Andrew Webb live now? Work? I live in Tacoma and would like to know. I also wanted to know if the St.Pierre brothers had kids.

  3. burl

    chris is also out of prison. Both attended their high school reunion.

  4. C.

    I am a person that one of your books was written about. I was actually the victim of one of the crimes
    and wish to remain unidentified and unfound but would like to talk to you.

  5. Nora Mae Smith

    I would like to know more on the where about’s and actual findings of the whole story of this book. I read it and its not so nice to me for a I came back to Washington to find that a whole lot of things have happened to the people I have known in my younger years and I would like to know why!!!!! So Burl could we have a nice chat on the matter at hand! for I find it very interesting that there are to many things that are a bit twisted on the matters of this book Head Shot!!

  6. angela

    Johnny was my uncle may he rest in peace, I heard about the book yesterday and seen some of the pics… I cried. He was a great uncle we used to have alot of fun on family gatherings and still do sith his brothers. He is still being missed.

  7. angela

    I plan on getting the book and reading the version you wrote, I remember living threw it then…..MAY ANY OF THE SURVIVING MURDERS …ROT IN HELL , MAY U NEVER HAVE PEACE. Miss u uncle.

  8. tina

    Very disturbing that the perpetrators of such horrible crimes should be walking free and attending their class reunions. My guess is they ruined the reunion with their presence. Knowing they are out there makes me nervous as I am also a member of John’s family.

  9. Burl Barer

    John’s murder was an act of true unwarranted cruelty — a tragedy beyond measure. My heart goes out to his family and friends. It was, in part, to lift his death to the level of sacrifice that I wrote about this most disturbing case. It is my fervent and sincere prayer that families be spared such tragedies.

  10. Burl Barer

    My publisher is re-releasing HEAD SHOT next year with updated material — if you are/were a friend or family member of anyone in the book please contact me for your comments.

  11. Colleen

    I grew up with both the St. Pierre’s and another neighbor, who was friends with them. I was also friends of the cousins of the St. Pierre’s and really everybody suffers from something so traumatic, from family members of the murdered to family members of the murderers. My heart goes out to all involved, except the killers themselves.

  12. travis

    Andrew Webb is one of the greatest people I have ever met and thank god that he came into my life.

  13. mckey9

    sometime after the murders we found out that johnny’s brother somehow knew damon wells mother. johnny amd damon far as i knew never met.

  14. mckey9

    i was younger but i seem to remember johnny wasn’t the only tragic death in the family. and i don’t mean just one more.


    Jonny was my cousin, hewas a good guy and never hurt anyone. I miss him and he deserved to have a life. THEY TOOK A FAMILY APART AND NEVER WERE SORRY. We all miss our Jonny so much , he had so much to give and deserved to have a life with us all. It is so sad. BILL

  16. Lisa

    Hello, I live in Tacoma, and was a young girl when these crimes took place, I read the book, and I was wondering if the home that is pictured in the book is the same home that the brothers lived in, Is it right next door to the auto body shop? If not, then how many doors down from the shop? Thanks

  17. Damon Arial

    I was born and raised in Tacoma, and knew both of the victims.
    John Achord and I attended Jr High together, or I should say, took the bus to school together from the Manitou area. He was a juvenile delinquent back in the day, always looking for something to steal, or a house to break into. I wouldn’t break into houses with him, or anyone, but once stole a motorcycle with John, and parked it in my mom’s garage. I was only thirteen and in seventh grade at this time, but I knew I didn’t want to get shot by someone while being a thief.
    My mother, who worked for WA State DOC told me he had gotten into a horrible wreck years before his murder, while fleeing from police, and that he was like a little kid; sparkle in his eyes, amazed at things, innocent. This was not the young man I remember from 1974-75. I attended his funeral with my mother, and was surprised there were not more people there. Everyone in the Manitou area of Tacoma knew John.
    Damon and I shared the same first name, and for years I was hearing that I had been killed. I didn’t know him well, but went to school with his brother Leonard. My only memory of him was, him, and three other guys about my age, piled into a pickup and had come to kick my ass one sunny day. My neighbor saw them and came outside with a shotgun and said it would be only one getting off the truck bed. Damon watched, as me and some guy I didn’t know exchanged blows for about five minutes on my concrete yard.
    I’d like to read this book from front to back, and enjoyed what I did read for free online. I also noticed Officer Brame (SP)was mentioned. And, as we all know, he went on to become Chief of Police until the day he murdered his wife in a Gig Harbor parking lot, before turning the pistol on himself. Wow! Head Shot.

  18. sallie

    Is there a disproportionate number of murders in Seattle/Tacoma area, or do we just hear more about them?

  19. Burl Barer

    Violent crime has been on the decline in America for about forty years, although you wouldn’t know it if you rely on TV and newspapers for true crime news. Youth crime? That is a real joke — youth are far more likely to be victims of crimes than perpetrators, and the only increase in crime in the border towns of the USA …crimes AGAINST immigrants!

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    So strange to hear more of this story. I knew Damon and attended school with him starting in 4th grade. Knew his younger brother- I think his name was Brandon- for a short time too.
    Damon, though no one deserves what happened to him, definitely was a stereo-typical delinquent- smoking as early as grade school, tough guy kind of attitude, yet he wasn’t very big. Had only previously heard that Damon had been stabbed and assumed it was some sort of bad drug deal or something. Though I have to admit that I didn’t really care for him much, you can’t help but feel sympathy!
    Also interesting to see Brame’s name above- I think Damon attended the same school as Brame’s future sister in-law- and about the same time? Weird.

  21. Charlette Baker

    This book is a trashy crime novel; it embellishes the story and is riddled with falsities and lies. Andrew Webb’s time in prison should not be mocked by a man after dime. Let the dead lay in peace.


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