- Posted June 11, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Do you remember the Atlanta Child Murders?
It affected us all
I was on the phone talking to my friend about the guys canoe that we had just let go over a waterfall and me and my friend vowed to never let anyone know. A few weeks later me and my father had just pulled in the driveway from a fishing trip in Florida when there was a stern knock on the door. Imagine my fear and shock when I answered and saw numerous armed guys in suits in my driveway and the lead investigator for the GBI on the missing and murdered children of Atlanta. Imagine what I felt when he asked me if I had gotten the canoe issue worked out. Why was he here? How did he know of the canoe? Why are there 10 guys in suits in my driveway? all over a CANOE? A few minutes later my father was on his way to Atlanta for hours of questioning and a polygraph test. Yes it is my father and my uncles that so many of you have come to read about.Let me just say that 95% of what you have read is very untrue and often twisted. While my family was not the model family, we are far from the racist, killers that most media outlets have portrayed.I truly believe Wayne Williams is guilty of the 2 people he was charged with. Do I think he killed all these boys? Absolutely not. I do think he killed more than the 2 however. Wayne Williams does not have to answer to anyone for his actions and truthfully its wrong for anyone to judge him. Wayne Williams will face a much higher Judge one day and then his story will be judged the right way. His investigation and subsequent trial was truly a debacle from the start. It was messed up at all levels. I have grown a lot from this crazy part of my life and I really have only wanted one thing from all of this and that is to meet Camille Bell and put to rest her suspicions of Klan relations to this or my familys involvement. Everyone needs healing but no one more than Camille Bell.
This CNN documentary is by far the best,most informative and fact based story ever done on this tragic part of Atlantas history. Yes I will agree that there were several "conspiracy" theories left out and yes there were some angles that most want questions to. If I can answer anything for anyone, especially about my familys involvement with this, please feel free to ask.