As the electoral season slowly moves on, one of many demographics whose real-life issues and experiences are frequently pandered to but then ignored is that of relatives of those who have been murdered. This demographic includes me. Nineteen years ago, I lost my beloved little sister Jennifer to murder in my hometown, Cleveland.Read more
Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation Executive Director Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan was one of two people who spoke to the Joint Committee on Victim's Services at a meeting of the committee at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Sullivan stated, "one of the most helpful and hopeful signals ever sent regarding support for murder victims' families was the establishment of your committee," said Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. Sullivan's sister Jennifer was murdered in 1997 in Cleveland. Her murder remains unsolved.
Georgia is preparing to execute its fourth death row inmate, Kenneth Fults, who shot a woman to death during a burglary in 1996. Kenneth Fults, 47, is set to be put to death at 7 p.m. Tuesday by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. Fults pleaded guilty in 1997 to killing 19-year-old Cathy Bounds in January 1996. Kenneth Fult's attorneys failed to inform the jury of his abusive childhood, his low IQ, reading at only a 9 year old level, and eight years ago, one of the jurors who has since died, signed a sworn statement which said, "I don’t know if he ever killed anybody, but that n***** got just what should have happened."