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Home  |  News  |  Mother pleads for information in Gaston cold case murder

Mother pleads for information in Gaston cold case murder
Friday, July 1, 2011

GASTON, SC (WIS) - Not a day goes by that Debbie Powell doesn't think about her son Andy.

"They took everything away from him, which took everything away from me," said Powell.

Powell admits her life is empty without her youngest son Andy, who was murdered two years ago. "I miss having him with me," said Powell.

Every time she uses her car, in some ways he's with her. Pictures of Andy are like a mobile billboard, detailing what happened to him.

In September 2009, Debbie found her son's home on Goodwin Road near Gaston at the center of a crime scene. His body in the living room, beaten, kicked and shot with his hands taped behind his back. "I will never forgive them for what they did to Andy," she said.

Debbie had just talked to Andy the day before. Investigators don't believe the attack was random, but they're not sure why someone wanted to harm him.

It's a question Debbie has too. "Andy was just a baby," she said. "He didn't get a chance to live his life. He didn't get a chance to be in the music business or to have girlfriends or get married and have children. All of that was taken from him."

Powell admits part of her life ended when his did. "I just get up and I go through the motions," she said. "I get up and go to work. I do what I need to do, but I don't live."

She hopes someone out there has information. "Please help us find who did this to Andy," she said. "Don't let them do this to your child."

Until then, her mobile billboard will stay up for all to see.

If you have any information that can help this mother find her son's killer, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/15010039/mother-pleads-for-information-in-gaston-cold-case-murder

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