Letter to the Editor: Heartfelt thanks
BY Margot Carney, Fort Smith, Ark.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
9/30/12 at 4:44 AM
On July 10, 2011, our son, Randolph Ney, was murdered at his home on South Florence Avenue. His body was not discovered for five days. Tulsa Police determined that Randolph was the victim of an unspeakable, vicious murder and assigned Sgt. Marcus Harper to be the lead detective.
Harper and his able team, Jeff Felton, Jason White, Margaret Lovall, Joe Campbell and Byron Smith, pursued every lead. Harper was nothing short of terrific as he communicated with me daily. Within two weeks, Harper was able to call me and say that they had the person in custody who killed my son. Only then did I learn the name of Raphael Hamilton.
Prosecutor Steve Kunzweiler and his able team, including Nalani Ching, are to be complimented on the job they did. We would also like to recognize the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office and Annalisa Vazquez and Lindsay Jackson who work out of the Victim Witness Center for the assistance they provided our family.
Judge Tom Gillert conducted the court in a professional and compassionate manner and was a model representative of the judicial system.
Due to such dedication, Hamilton was found guilty and sentenced to life without parole, one year plus one day from the date he committed the murder.
We will miss Randolph forever. None of this brings him back to us. However, we feel Tulsa should feel proud to have public servants such as those who did so much to pursue justice for us.
Randy and Lea Ney, Houston
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