Unknown Timothy Blair Killer- Kentucky- 2005 Sept 9, 2018 1:19:08 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 9, 2018 1:19:08 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: wave3.com)
From wave3.com: (NBC 3 Louisville): (2005 article, some details may have changed by now)
(LOUISVILLE) -- It has been three days since a Louisville teenager was murdered in the city's west end. Police say they still don't have a suspect or motive, and they're still looking for leads. But Timothy Blair's says her son's murder should be considered a hate crime. WAVE 3's Janelle MacDonald investigates.
Rosalynd Blair, still grieving over the loss of her 19-year-old son, says he "was not a thug. He was not a drug dealer. He was just gay."
She believes that's why Tim was gunned down early on the morning of May 22nd on the corner of 28th and Magazine. A passerby found Tim's body and called police.
"I think this is a hate crime," Rosalynd said.
Police say right now they don't know if Tim's sexual orientation was a factor in his death.
They do admit Tim was hassled on Broadway because he was wearing women's clothes the night he was killed.
His sister, Kesha Pendleton, says her brother was attractive no matter how he dressed. "Whether he looked like a boy or looked like a girl, he was gorgeous. When he would go out, people would look at him funny."
His sister saw him as he left her apartment the night he was killed.
Kesha says "he had on a green shirt with pink and white letters that said, 'my boyfriend's hotter than yours.' He had on a blue jean skirt. The [dirty blonde] wig he had on, he had just went and bought it."
Police hope that description will help lead them to more information about Tim's death.
Meanwhile, Rosalynd is pleading for help from anyone who may know something about her son's murder. "If you've seen anything, anybody harm my child, please -- do what I would do for you --come forward."
Until then, Rosalynd can only prepare to bury the son she brought into the world. "I brought him home in his first outfit that I purchased. Now I have to purchase his last one."
Rosalynd hopes Tim's murder can be a lesson for other gay teens not to put themselves at risk: "These kids are meeting people off these chatlines, they're meeting things off this phone chat lines. It's not safe."
Tim's family has a fund set up for him at National City Bank to help pay for the cost of the funeral.
Thoughts? The above is an admittedly old article but I still wanted to post Tim's case here since, as of this posting date (9/9/2018), it is unfortunately still listed as an open homicide on the Louisville P.D. website: www.louisville-police.org/PhotoGallery/Album/14
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