More Videos

Homicide victim's cousin says 'she was loving person from day one' 2:55

Homicide victim's cousin says 'she was loving person from day one'

From Hockey to Harleys: Volunteers help philanthropist bring Christmas spirit to sick kids at hospital 1:16

From Hockey to Harleys: Volunteers help philanthropist bring Christmas spirit to sick kids at hospital

Tarr offers no apologies, only explanation of how he fatally shot his neighbor 5:34

Tarr offers no apologies, only explanation of how he fatally shot his neighbor

New restaurant/bar features handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and southern cuisine with a twist 1:20

New restaurant/bar features handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and southern cuisine with a twist

Columbus woman awarded $26 million in malpractice suit against St. Francis Hospital 1:21

Columbus woman awarded $26 million in malpractice suit against St. Francis Hospital

Government Center tour shows criminal safety concerns 2:40

Government Center tour shows criminal safety concerns

Take a quick tour of the 47 year old Government Center building 3:15

Take a quick tour of the 47 year old Government Center building

'He was silly ... funny': Mom remembers Kendrick High senior killed on his 18th birthday 1:12

'He was silly ... funny': Mom remembers Kendrick High senior killed on his 18th birthday

16-year-old murder suspect pleads not guilty in shooting near Young Avenue 1:34

16-year-old murder suspect pleads not guilty in shooting near Young Avenue

Phenix City NAACP calls for Secretary of State voter fraud investigation 5:02

Phenix City NAACP calls for Secretary of State voter fraud investigation

  • Ministers, funeral directors denounce ‘vigilante’ killings in black community

    Members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) joined forces Monday morning with representatives from local funeral homes for a silent processional and press conference to address the recent rash of homicides that have plagued the community. The processional began at the Liberty Theatre and finished in front of the Columbus Civic Center.

Members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) joined forces Monday morning with representatives from local funeral homes for a silent processional and press conference to address the recent rash of homicides that have plagued the community. The processional began at the Liberty Theatre and finished in front of the Columbus Civic Center. Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) joined forces Monday morning with representatives from local funeral homes for a silent processional and press conference to address the recent rash of homicides that have plagued the community. The processional began at the Liberty Theatre and finished in front of the Columbus Civic Center. Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer

When the good folks live in fear, bad folks with guns win as homicide rate rises

September 22, 2017 12:15 PM

UPDATED September 22, 2017 12:32 PM

More Videos

Homicide victim's cousin says 'she was loving person from day one' 2:55

Homicide victim's cousin says 'she was loving person from day one'

From Hockey to Harleys: Volunteers help philanthropist bring Christmas spirit to sick kids at hospital 1:16

From Hockey to Harleys: Volunteers help philanthropist bring Christmas spirit to sick kids at hospital

Tarr offers no apologies, only explanation of how he fatally shot his neighbor 5:34

Tarr offers no apologies, only explanation of how he fatally shot his neighbor

New restaurant/bar features handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and southern cuisine with a twist 1:20

New restaurant/bar features handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and southern cuisine with a twist

Columbus woman awarded $26 million in malpractice suit against St. Francis Hospital 1:21

Columbus woman awarded $26 million in malpractice suit against St. Francis Hospital

Government Center tour shows criminal safety concerns 2:40

Government Center tour shows criminal safety concerns

Take a quick tour of the 47 year old Government Center building 3:15

Take a quick tour of the 47 year old Government Center building

'He was silly ... funny': Mom remembers Kendrick High senior killed on his 18th birthday 1:12

'He was silly ... funny': Mom remembers Kendrick High senior killed on his 18th birthday

16-year-old murder suspect pleads not guilty in shooting near Young Avenue 1:34

16-year-old murder suspect pleads not guilty in shooting near Young Avenue

Phenix City NAACP calls for Secretary of State voter fraud investigation 5:02

Phenix City NAACP calls for Secretary of State voter fraud investigation

  • Homicide victim's cousin says 'she was loving person from day one'

    Keith Jackson, cousin and godfather to Kelsey Marshall, cried and confirmed his faith in God as he talked about his 21-year old god-daughter. Marshall and Damian Antwonne Belle were found shot to death at the Efficiency Lodge in Columbus

About Chuck Williams

Chuck Williams

@chuckwilliams

Reach columnist Chuck Williams at 706-571-8510 or chwilliams@ledger-enquirer.com.