Flipping to page two of the Camden Daily News, Cadence froze. Her dead sister’s eyes flashed back at her. The headline below Melody’s high school senior picture and her killer’s mug shot screamed, “Convicted Murderer-Rapist Paroled.”
A droning of a thousand bees filled her head as Cadence read, “After serving 20 years of a 40-year sentence…”
It was supposed to be a life sentence. He confessed, “I don’t know why I killed that girl.” No remorse, just a technicality and three court appeals.
A stabbing pain pulsated behind her left eye. Inhaling deeply, Cadence decided it was time for hard justice.