We Are Under Attack

Being listed on the sex offender registry shouldn’t mean a death sentence, but that is tragically what it meant for my husband Gary Blanton.

gary.jpgGary and another registrant were shot and killed by the same man who told police that he was going to keep on killing sex offenders until he was caught.  This sick individual thought of himself as a hero and while that was devastatingly painful to hear in the wake of such a loss, what truly shocked me was how many people in our community supported this murderer for killing “these monsters.”

My husband was 28 years old.  He was on the registry for an offense he committed as a juvenile and he was working hard at being a good husband and father to our two young boys.  He was no monster, but a true monster did show up in our lives and took Gary from us forever.

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