Charity Worley: One year gone

One year ago, Linda Casey walked out of her house on a cold morning and found her daughter dead. She made a phone call that was eventually broadcast to the tri-state area by a reporter who should’ve thought twice about using a 911 call in his report.

That phone call and the voice behind it was the reason I first took an interest in the Charity Worley case. The call and its use on television sickened me. So, I wrote about it and somehow elicited an apology from the offending TV station. Over time, though, I came to know Casey and tracked her struggle to see the murder case solved.

There’s a lot I know about this case that I have been unable to write out of respect for the investigation. Because of that and the absence of any real news about the case, there is little I can add to the story this morning. Still, I can’t help but wake up today thinking about the little boy who will spend a second Christmas without his mom.

Peace to this little boy and his family.

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Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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  1. Betsy Olmeda says:

    I knew Charity. We grew up together and even shared the same birthday. She was a loving soul. We, who truly knew and loved her, know that she is with God. We are all struggling to get through this. I still haven’t made any sort of peace, nor does a day go by that she isn’t thought of a million times. It truly isn’t fair and I pray, more than I’ve ever prayed, that we find who is responsible for this. For taking this sweet Mother, Daughter, Sister, Niece, Aunt, and Friend away from us! I’m happy you have been able to bring some attention to this story. I think it needs more attention, and not the negative kind. God bless you and your family this holiday season. May you never know this pain we are suffering, and may you have peace enough in your heart for us to feel comforted.

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