Moms Meet To Pray For Justice

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.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    I DO AGREE WITH THE DEATH PENALTY BUT NOT BY INJECTION. IT SHOULD BE BY PUBLIC HANGING OR BY FIRING SQUAD. THIS SHOULD TAKE PLACE NOT LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER CONVICTION. ANY ATTORNEY FILING AN APPEAL SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT SAME TIME SAME MEANS AS THE CONVICTED.
  • by JusticeForAll on Sep 27, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    Instead of praying, these mothers should be calling and visiting the Governor and their State Representatives to convince them to lift the moratorium on executions in NC. More and more of these "mad dogs" are stacking up on Death Row, and we need to start putting them down. Perhaps if these murderous thugs knew they were going to get the "needle" when they kill someone in cold blood, they would think a little harder before committing these horrendous crimes. Bring back the Death Penalty in NC!
  • by e.loftin Location: Carteret County on Sep 25, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    My heart goes out to these poor mothers.....nothing in their life will ever be same !!!!!!!!!!!! The monster who took the light of life from these precious daughters .....should be exacuted immediatly....upon his guilty conviction ! Not one dime of these mothers tax dollars should be spent to house this monster ! Kill him immediatly !!!! Upon conviction !!!!!!!
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Sep 24, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    May God be with the families who lost love ones.
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      by jackie wiggins on Sep 24, 2011 at 08:00 PM in reply to me
      thank you so much for your concern and taking the time to coment and may god bless you and your family
    • reply
      by Wondering on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:36 AM in reply to me
      I see this comment a lot. What exactly does it mean????
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