BOYD EDWARD WHITELY
- AGE: 80 years old
- Back in the early 80’s I met this old boy and we become closer and closer as time went on. At the time my wife died and left me alone. His wife left him. He was the kind of guy that you give him two drinks around a girlfriend, he was 20 feet tall and gonna prove it. So it come down to September 13, 1991. He and his girlfriend was broke. I had given him a job. I was in the roofing business. And he wanted some money to go and play darts and drink some more. And I said ‘no’. So he went out in the woods. And got some boards from a house and came back in and started running me across the head... started beating me.
I went to the telephone and called the police and told them what was happening. They didn’t have time to get there before he made this other attack on me. Said he was going to have some GD money before he left this house no matter what it took. He was trying to beat me half to death. He had a pistol in his pocket. Well, when he come around in front of my truck, I raised the gun up and shot him in the neck. He was 20 years younger than me. He would come in my house every morning checking to see if I was alright. And I miss him for a lot of reasons. I shouldn’t even be here for those reasons. It should have been self defence.