May 15, 1999
That Day The World Stood Still...for all of Andi's family and her many friends. A day, that would change their lives forever.
The Senseless Murder Of Andria Nichole Brewer
Andi is now an Angel who was taken from her family far too soon. She was, in 1999, abducted by Karl Roberts, her uncle by marriage, from her home in Grannis, Arkansas, where she was babysitting her step-siblings. She was transported a few miles across the Oklahoma line where he raped and murdered her, then dumped her broken little body out onto a creek bank and attempted to cover it with brush. He later returned home and discovered a search in progress for his niece, in which he volunteered to "participate."
For three long days, Roberts toyed with family, friends and law enforcement, until the evidence pointing to him became overwhelming. He ultimately confessed to the crime, was tried and received a death penalty conviction. He was scheduled to be executed this year.
The execution was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, as Roberts had previously said he wanted to die but changed his mind and decided to continue his appeals process in the federal courts. He appealed only five hours before he was scheduled for lethal injection. The state's Attorney General attempted to get the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to be executed but a judge stayed the execution.
Karl Roberts remains on death row at Varner, a maximum security Arkansas prison facility.
Roberts shouldn't have received an appeal; after all, a completely innocent little Andi was certainly never offered that option. Apparently, rights only belong to the living, (inmates!) regardless of the severity of their crime. Sadly, the victim is often forgotten in the process.
Andi is Forever a Beautiful Little Angel in Heaven
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