By Christopher Sutter
|Delphine Cherry with son Tyler and daughter Tracii|
during somewhat happier times in 2010.
In a daze, on a silent January night, Delphine Cherry stands, staring at a house across the street. Her fingers tightly gripping her dog’s leash, they both appear calm, still, though inside, Cherry is smitten with anger.
Two weeks have passed since the murder of her son, Tyler. Her eyes transfixed, she watches as shadows move about the house.
“They’re moving around like nothing ever happened,” she says softly. For a number of reasons, she says, she believes she knows who killed her son. And she believes some of her neighbors are key to solving the question of who murdered her son. Delphine Cherry is no stranger to tragedy. Along with the death of her son, Cherry’s daughter Tyesa was also shot and killed, walking out of a movie theatre 20 years earlier.