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"Justice will only be achieved when those who are not injured by crime feel as indignant as those who are."
-- King Solomon --

This page was created in memory of the homicide victims, who's deaths remain unsolved. Please take a look at these pages and see if you can help their families find justice.

The Undefended Victim

For me, no gavel hammers,
The scales were never weighed,
My crime was that of victim,
My life was the price I paid.

And when my life was taken,
Why weren't my rights read?
And the statement "overruled",
When they pronounced me dead?

I'll never hear my rights,
Nor take the wittness stand,
No attorney to defend me,
My fate was in a killer's hands.

Now the courtroom's crowded,
As the defendant pleads the case,
With just a glimmer of a tear,
Cold eyes on a straight face.

But oh, that I could take the stand,
If they could wittness my last breath,
Could they live with the terror,
That I went through in death.

If they could hear my pleading cries,
And see the hatred in that face,
At last, we'd know, the scales had
"Been balanced" in this case.

If I could, I'd tell the jury
Exacatly how it was,
The fear and pain I went through,
Struck down without a cause.

Did they carefully weigh it all
As they listened to the plea?
There were no emotions, showing now,
Just the hope of going free.

The final verdict now is in,
As the defendant stands in tears,
If only I had done as well...
Given ten to twenty years.

Author Unknown

In the Twinkling of an Eye

No one feels the pain of a mother
whose felt the loss of a child.
Words can never express the agony
her heart has suffered and compiled.

And when violence is the reason
that her child had to die...
The world she knew crashes round' her,
all in the twinkling of an eye.

It matters not what others may say...
Her heart can't release the pain.
She goes through the motions of living
while her tears just flow like rain.

Friends that once stood with her,
seemed to instantly disappear.
Her broken heart feels the loneliness
as she wonders why they aren't here.
An ache is rekindled in her heart
with every day that passes by.

She thinks of life before he left her,
all in the twinkling of an eye.
The ones who took the life of her son
will someday stand and answer why...
They chose to take her child from her,
all in the twinkling of an eye~!

Written by Kaye Des'Ormeaux
October 10, 1998
Dedicated to Judi who violently lost her son, Shane.
Please do not remove this poem, it was written for Shane.

I know the pain of losing a child to homicide, and even though my son's killer was found not guilty, I do know who he is. The families of these victim's do not have this satisfaction. Please visit their pages and let them know you care.

Ben Koopman


Offered by Governor Fob James' office $10,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the Person or Persons Responsible for the Murder of Joseph "Todd" Jowers, on Sunday, October 13,1996 (2:00-2:15A.M.) At Classics(parking area)located at 613 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Anyone with Information, Please Contact the Tuscaloosa Homicide Unit at 2500 Paul Bryant Drive or Call
them At 205-349-0518 Or Call Crimestoppers At 205-752-7867.
In Memory of Todd


The Andrew R. Niksick Homicide Prevention Foundation

Ellen Ryan (age 37) and her children, Donnie (age 12), Frederick James, James Frederick (twins age 6), Lynn and Laura (twins age 3)and friend Robert Carson (Age 38)
Fire Kills Family-Murder/Arson

There is also a reward up to $1,000.00 leading to the closure of this case offered by the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. Their Case Number is: #674 with the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. You can see the listing for them at: PCS Case #674

If you have any information on the cases above, please e-mail their familes. Bring a killer to justice.

If you know of a homicide victim who's case is unsolved and would like it added here, please e-mail me.