Jul 25, 2010

A 'different' kind of good news

** Updated: As of Sunday evening, the third suspect has turned himself in to police. One suspect remains at large. **

Around 3:30 this morning, my aunt and uncle received a call from the chief of police in Mobile, Ala., to tell them that they'd identified four suspects (ages 18 to 20) in the murder of my cousin Kyser.

As long as I'd been hoping that this would happen, I was still surprised to hear it today. Since I'd just posted the note from Uncle Ben recently, it had all been even more on my mind than usual, since reading and re-reading his letter took me back to the awful first days after it happened.

They've captured two of the suspects, and two are still at large. At this point, they are considering it likely a botched robbery attempt, but I'm sure there is much more information still to come. At least, I hope so. Here's the link to the news story.

What possesses four young men to do what they allegedly did? What kind of upbringing did they have? If it WAS a robbery, why didn't they turn around and run when they realized that someone was home? WHY DID THEY HAVE TO KILL HIM? Kyser never stood a chance against four men with guns. I'm sick to my stomach all over again.

I'm grateful to the Mobile Police Department for continuing to work the case, and I'm grateful to all of you for your continued thoughts and prayers for our family.


Kath said...
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Kath said...

I pray that justice is done, although it won't bring your cousin back. I believe in the death penalty and hope they get sentenced to that if it is what your family wants. Life in prison doesn't seem to be as hard in a way, since they have all kinds of things they can do to pass the time.

Patrice said...

This news makes me happy, sad, pissed, relieved, pissed... lots of different things. I know it doesn't change anything, but hopefully this can eventually lead to some closure. Senseless. I just don't understand it. Praying.

RLR said...

This took my breath away - in that blow-to-the-gut kind of way. It hurts to read, even though it's the only justice available.
Praying for strength, comfort, and closure.

Unknown said...

SO relieved to know the case is solved. IT NEVER MAKES ANY SENSE though. I had a feeling the police had not given up. Been there. The cases never get routine. Pray that it brings at least some peace to your family. (Big Jake's Mom)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

My sister said that the video with the article made her sick to her stomach, but I wasn't even able to bring myself to watch it. I am just so sickened by the whole thing all over again ... thanks for all of your support.

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