A Woodstock couple appeals for help finding the illegal immigrant who changed their lives forever. The Gilmer County crash that left one of them crippled and cost them their only child happened years ago, but the family’s pain is still fresh and they still want justice.
Confined to a wheelchair, perpetually doubled over in pain, Kathy Inman said she is in constant pain, day and night. The June 16, 2000, wreck that left her in a coma for weeks and also killed her son, Dustin.
“I miss Dustin so much,” she told reporters on Thursday.
Kathy and her husband, Billy Inman were driving Dustin to Hiawassee for a day of fishing when their car was rear-ended by an illegal immigrant named Gonzalez Gonzalo Harrell, a Mexican who was in this country illegally. Harrell was hospitalized, but fled. He was never brought to justice.
“Fourteen years,” sighed Billy. “It seems like a long time. But to us, it feels like it just happened. We have to live with it every day.”
Now, Crime Stoppers is offering a $4,000 reward for information leading to Harrell’s arrest. Authorities believe he’s still in Georgia.
“We have no reason to believe he’s not in Georgia,” said Atlanta Police Sgt. Karla Baldini, the Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta Coordinator.
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