Hello, My name is Chenelle. I have been looking in to this case trying to find any living relatives (of Jerry Banks), because I believe I am related to them. I have been searching for 2 years now since my mom told me a story her grandmother told her that lead me to look for such a case and it landed me at this case. Please email me back.
My grandmother and great grandmother came from Henry County, Georgia and had horrible stories and were deathly afraid of the south because of things that happened to them. I am sorry if I am rambling but I am so excited at having someone to share the stories which my great grandma told us too. Thank you for bringing this to light and I wish you much luck with the book and for telling the ugly things that went on in Henry County, Georgia.
Well the way I found the story was by googleing his name and the names of his children. Then I went page by page to see if I could find anything new.
Friday, January 27, 2012 9:10 PM
I Googled search for the "King/Hartsfield murders" and your book came up. It was by far the most detailed information of anything else that came up. I like how you had the previews of the chapters, it made me really want to read more.
Like you, this homicide and its aftermath has haunted me since early morning on November 8, 1974, when I first heard the news. I had just graduated from Jonesboro High and was in the marching band for four years.
I knew both Mr. King and Melanie well. This was the single most shocking piece of news I have ever received in my entire life. I followed the case as closely as I could, up until Jerry died. But it was always felt like that really wasn't the end...very frustrating, no real answers or explanations, ever. And it seemed to me that news coverage was very limited, even hush-hush. The fact that I knew two of the victims (I count Jerry as the third victim), and the fact that there has never been resolution has left me with many questions, and I have thought about this event very persistently.
When I came upon your website about your book, I was very excited. I NEED to read this so hopefully I will learn more about this case which has been on my mind for 37 years. Please tell me how I can obtain a copy.
I checked Amazon but didn't find it. I can't wait to read it. Thanks to you for all the research and time it must have taken.
Thank you Charles, just let me know how I can get my hands on the book!
Thursday, April 5, 2012 4:06 PM
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