Christopher Whitaker didn’t know it, but though he was convicted of viciously killing Alianna DeFreeze, he helped start a movement to keep it from happening to anyone else.
“There will never be closure,” Damon DeFreeze, Alianna’s dad, said. “When the Lord puts that on my heart then that’s when it’ll happen, it’s not a time schedule for it, it’s not something I’m looking forward to.”
The focus now is on the Alianna DeFreeze Let’s Make a Change Foundation, the work that needs to be done.
“Push comes to shove, whether we like it or not, we have to get out there and keep doing it. We have to push on,” DeFreeze said.
Their first push for the foundation is to speed up the process that was introduced by Mayor Frank Jackson last year: Demolishing abandoned buildings around the city.
Since it started, 600 buildings have been knocked down, a number that DeFreeze doesn’t think is impressiv
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