Murder victim's family speaks out about set back for justice

Murder victim's family speaks out about set back for justice

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A murder victim's family still fights for justice, even during a setback in the investigation.

Justin Harrison was killed in 2014 from a gunshot wound to the back.

Harrison was found on the corner of Chickasawba and 9th Street in Blytheville. On initial arrival police thought Harrison had wrecked his motorcycle, but later realized he had been shot.

Since the murder, Harrison's family has been searching for the man who killed him.

"I mean the moment I knew Justin was gone I knew that I had to know who had done this terrible thing to him," Vivian Harrison, Justin's mother, said.

In February, Ron Redmon, who was wanted for the murder, turned himself in to police.

For seven months Redmon has been in jail, but Monday he was released after the prosecuting attorney, Gina Knight, said there was not enough evidence to prosecute him.

Redmon was released nolle prossed, meaning the state has a whole year to file charges again if more evidence is brought forward.

Harrison's family thought they would be preparing for a trial this week, but instead they are now waiting for more information on this case which is still active after Redmon's release.

Region 8 talked with the family to see what kind of son, brother, father and friend Justin Harrison was before his murder.

"He was a fireball, full of life and full of love," Crystal Whaley, Justin Harrison's sister, said.

Harrison was a motorcycle enthusiast and his family said he was about to move to California before his death.

They also said he was kind, loving, caring and very funny.

Harrison left behind many grieving family and friends and a 10-year-old daughter whom the family is hurting for the most.

"For her wedding he will not be able to walk her down the aisle and I hurt for her," Vivian Harrison said.

The family is asking for anyone with any information on Harrison's death to come forward so they can finally have justice and maybe some peace.

"And for him to die being shot in the back it is something that I can't let go that I have to know the answer to it to start to heal and have peace from it," Vivian Harrison said.

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