Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos from Thriller Thursday. I hope you’re still able to enjoy them!
We’re doing something different this Thursday. Unfortunately crime touches most of us in one way or another. Whether it’s someone we know or something heinous that’s happened in our community, most of us have a story to tell. I want to hear yours.
My first experience with the dark side of life came at a young age. When I was nine years old, my sister’s best friend was murdered by a classmate. My parents and I had moved out to Iowa while my sister finished her senior year in high school in Indianapolis.
I can remember my brother calling and crying as he told the story. A classmate with a crush had shown up at the friend’s house and made advances at her. When she refused, he attacked and began to strangle her. He didn’t intend to kill her, but his rage got the best of him. She was eighteen.
It was incredibly hard for my sister, and the loss changed her forever. I was too young to understand at the time, but the murder sparked my interest in studying criminals.
Has your neighborhood or (God forbid) your family been touched by violent crime? What impact did it have on your life?