Mothers of some murdered victims are praying for justice as the trial of a suspected killer approaches.
Antwan Pittman will go trial this Monday. Pittman is charged in the murder of one of the mother’s daughters, Taraha Nicholson. According to officials Pittman is also a suspect in the deaths of several of the other women.
At least nine women’s remains have been found in the same rural Edgecombe County area since 2003.
At the event each mom held a balloon in their hands representing the daughter that they lost.
The purple balloons represented a daughter that was murdered and the white balloon represented a daughter that is still missing.
The moms wanted to show their support for Nicholson.
Jackie Wiggins, whose daughter was murdered, said, “If they just get that on conviction from that murder, knowing the facts, well the facts being that they were all friends, they were close like that, I would feel real content if Justice is served.
Patsy Hargrove, whose daughter was also murdered, said, “My justice is their justice. We are all looking for the same justice.”
Antwan Pittman was arrested back in 2009. He will be tried in Windsor in Bertie County because of publicity surrounding the case.