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Hannah Brown details the murder of her aunt and young cousins


It would take me a few days to figure out that Aunt LeeLee, Robin and Trent had been murdered. It would take months after that to put the pieces together, since no one wanted to talk about it. And it would take me years to figure out the whole story, once I was old enough to research it all for myself on the internet.

The murder of a mother and two young children, in their own home in a quiet small town, was big news in Alabama. We sometimes saw flashes of the story popping up on the news while the investigation was going on, and later during the trial, but my parents would always switch channels. They couldn’t take it. And clearly, they wanted us to forget that too.

But I couldn’t forget. Even though it scared me, I wanted to know more. It’s just how I am. I stayed silent and stuck for several years, but eventually found the strength to Google the case. And the clearer the story got, the more horrible it was.

When my mother told us that someone had entered their house and “hurt them” it terrified me deep in my heart. Like I said, I didn’t know the whole story in full detail until years later, but getting so close to something so horrible, so terrifying, was a turning point for me. me. It changed everything. I no longer lived in the innocence of an intact childhood.

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