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"I Need Justice for Andy... He Deserves Justice"
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gaston, SC (WLTX) - A woman in Lexington County is living every parents worst nightmare. More than a year has gone by since 21-year-old Andrew Powell was found shot dead in his home and his mother is desperate for someone to come forward with any information that can help lead to an arrest.

Debbie Powell describes her son as, "Just like any other normal kid he loved to eat spaghetti, listen to music, hang out with his friends."

It's been a year and a half since Debbie lost her son and for her, time has not healed her broken heart.

"Andy was my best friend we could talk about anything," Debbie remembers. "It's hard to go through a day. There's not a minute that I don't think about Andy."

On September 25th, 2009 Andy Powell was found dead in his home on Goodwin Road in Gaston.

"He had been shot and also beaten in the upper torso," explained Sheriff James Metts. "We believe that the motive was robbery."

Metts says Powell was found with his hands bound and with items missing from the home. His step-father found him at about 4 am and called 911.

"I got a phone call at 4:00 in the morning telling me that Andy is dead," Debbie said. "I repeatedly asked them over and over if Andy was really dead and they said 'yes' he really was."

Investigators do not believe Andy's death was a random act and think someone out there has the missing piece of the puzzle.

"We believe the individuals who committed this crime," explained Metts, "we believe Andy may have known one or more of them. We do have persons of interest in this case that we are looking at but we need some more information to move forward."

This mother will never get her son back.

"He was a beautiful baby, a lovely child, and a wonderful son and I miss him."

But is hoping that you can give her some closure.

"I need help. I need help in finding the person or persons who killed my son. I need justice for Andy. He deserves justice."

There is a cash reward being offered for any information that leads to an arrest. If you have any information that can help, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text TIPSC and your message to CRIMES (274 6371).

Source: http://m.wltx.com/topstories/article?a=140178&f=1344

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