MY TURN: Murder of husband, father - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MY TURN: Murder of husband, father

(WMC-TV) - We all know that Memphis is not the only city with a crime problem, but there certainly are many days here when your heart breaks for our families who have been savaged by crime. For the past two weeks, one of the families that's been on our mind has been that of J.P. Shelley, the well-known and well-liked contractor who was murdered October 4.

This sad story reminds us of many others, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of these families - people we don't know except for having seen their misfortune on the news. Which brings me back to the Shelley family. I want to use my brief time here to thank J.P. Shelley's widow, Beverly, for her graciousness in being willing to talk with the news media in her time of ultimate grief. Her comments have helped all of us understand the toll that crime takes on families. She has been articulate and thoughtful in a way that inspires all of us to do more to eradicate this problem that we know is holding our city back from achieving greatness.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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